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ARCHETECH Turning Dreams into Reality

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Main Features Editors Choice 4 - 23 Architectural Modelmaking 28 - 29 Bathrooms & Kitchens 32 - 41


Computing & Software 44 - 45


Doors, Windows & Fittings 46 - 55 Drainage & Plumbing 59 - 61 Flooring 66 - 69 Heating, Ventilation & Insulation 72 - 74 Surface Design Show Preview 78 - 80 Interiors & Interior Design 81 - 93 Landscaping & External Works 96 - 99 Lighting & Electrical 101 Roofing & Cladding 102 - 104 Safety, Security & Fire Protection 105 - 106



Timber & Timber Frames 106 Editorial Showcase 108 - 113

Case Studies LEAF Awards 2015: Winners announced - 6 All winning projects demonstrate buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community PHÄNOMENTA Science Centre - 26 The striking tower has the potential to become a famous landmark and a symbol of architectural and engineering excellence


The Noodle Rack / Lukstudio - 40 Commissioned to conceive a contemporary identity for their first restaurant, Lukstudio integrates the tradition of noodle making in the spatial design by reinterpreting a noodle rack Van Gogh Museum’s New Entrance / Hans van Heeswijk - 42 Heeswijk Architects create a solution in which the existing entrance wing and the new structure form a surprising new whole Le 1650, A Modern Facility, Bold In Design With A Unique Signature Style - 56 The idea was to create and build a modern facility, bold in design with a unique signature style and sharp angles to clearly distinguish the final product Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza - 64 Facing the cathedral and following the outline of the former convent’s kitchen garden, they erected a strong stone wall box open to the sky The Capers / RT+Q Architects - 70 A mixed residential development comprising two 36-storey towers and two 5-storey blocks of residential apartments THE PENTHOUSE, Cheyne Place, CHELSEA SW3 - 86 This flat is one of the most special and unusual Chelsea properties to come to the market in recent years Alpine Shelter Skuta OFIS arhitekti + AKT II + Harvard Students - 94 Students were facing the challenges of designing an innovative yet practical shelter to meet the needs of the extreme alpine climate NL*A Reveals Plans for Open-Concept Green Office Building - 100 Plans revealed for NL*A Paris’ new Offices With Terraces



LEAF Awards 2015: winners announced On behalf of LEAF International, the official LEAF Judging panel are delighted to announce the 2015 winners. All winning projects demonstrate buildings that are setting the benchmark for the international architectural and design community. LEAF International would like to thank all those who entered the Awards and all those who joined us in celebrating at the Landmark Hotel in London, England. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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We would like to say a very special thank you to all of our judges: •

Michael Clark – Director, Aedas

Alan Crawford -Founder, Crawford Partnership Architects

Valerie Evans -Director, Architecture, Atkins Global

Firas Hnoosh - Director, BDP

Božana Komljenović – Associate, Zaha Hadid Architects

Lukasz Platkowski - Tall Buildings Practice Area Leader, Principal, Gensler

Heinz Richardson - Director, Jestico + Whiles

Jim Rimelspach - Principal and Founder, Wilson Associates

Peter Shaw – Global Board Director, Aedas

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This Year’s Winning Projects: Mixed – Use Building of the Year • Kavellaris Urban Design KUD • Project: 2 girls Building Residential Building of the Year – Single Occupancy, Sponsored by Rossana • Architect Robby Cantarutti • Project: Riverside Cabin Residential Building of the Year – Multiple Occupancy, Sponsored by Rossana • Studio MK27 • Project: V_Itaim

Refurbishment of the Year Sponsored by Kingspan • Nikken Space Design LTD • Project: ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hiroshima Chapel Public Building of the Year • Tabanlioglu Architects Melkan Gursel & Murat Tabanlioglu • Project: Dakar Congress Center • •

International Interior Design Award of the Year, Sponsored by Laufen • INNOCAD • Project: HQ ÖBB Commercial Building of the Year Sponsored by Havells Sylvania • LAN Architecture • Project: Euravenir Tower

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Hospitality Building of the Year • Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP co. Ltd • Project: Ribbon Chapel

Steven Holl Architects with JM Architects Project: Seona Reid Building – Glasgow School of Art

Best Sustainable Development of the Year, Sponsored by GIRA • Kaunitz Yeung Architecture • Project: Wanarn Clinic • Henning Larsen Architects • Campus Kolding, SDU, University of Southern Denmark Best Future Building of the Year – Drawing Board, Sponsored by ABB • Sanjay Puri Architects • Project: Reservoir • 3TI Progetti Spa – 3TI LAB Srl • Project: Civic Centre

Best Future Building of the Year – Under Construction Sponsored by ABB • Andrew Bromberg of Aedas • Project: The West Kowloon Terminus under the Hong Kong Section of the Express Rail Link project Urban Design of the Year • Henning Larsen Architects and Tredje Natur • Project: Vinge Train Station Best Façade Design and Engineering of the Year, Sponsored by AGC • Logon Architecture • Project: Shanghai Museum of Glass Developer of the Year Sponsored by Lutron • Battersea Power Station • Project: Battersea Power Station Overall Winner • Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP Co. Ltd • Project: Ribbon Chapel Lifetime Achievement Winner • Moshe Safdie

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In accepting the LEAF Lifetime Achievement Award in London recently, Moshe Safdie urged the assembled architects, designers, and educators in the building profession to turn their attention to our global cities. “Humanizing mega scale is the single most urgent task that awaits us in the decades to come,” Safdie stated. He went on to say, “Neither the privacy of a house, nor the community of a village, are possible now without major new inventions which transcend individual buildings. They demand a new urban vision.” Citing the pressing issues that architects must tackle, Safdie urged the audience, “At a time where our cities are both thriving and ailing, proliferating to accommodate the majority of humankind, yet increasingly depriving us from the fundamental qualities of life, not only light, air and nature, but the deprivation of mobility; the erosion and privatization of the public realm; now is the time to declare, once again, that it is the cities we create that really matter.”

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Safdie was recognized for his careerlong commitment to innovations in housing, urban design and humanistic architecture. Earlier this year, Moshe Safdie was named the 2015 Gold Medal recipient by the American Institute of Architects. He has been the recipient of numerous awards, honorary degrees, and civil honors, including the Companion of the Order of Canada, the Gold Medal of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, la Medaille du Merite from the Order of Architects of Quebec, Canada, and Israel’s Rechter Prize. A special thanks to all of our sponsors who helped put this fantastic event and evening celebration together and to our esteemed judging panel. To view the LEAF Awards website and the complete shortlist of entrants please visit: leafawards


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SketchUp 2016 has just launched and in this release, SketchUp is more connected than ever to the people, applications, and information that interact with a model. Most notably, every SketchUp user now has access to Trimble Connect, a web-based platform for storing, sharing, referencing, reviewing, and collaborating on building projects. The ins and outs of SketchUp are as a result of the attention we pay to detail; the odds and ends around inferencing and drawing, the fluidity of 3D navigation, the hand-off between tools and utilities and even Copy/Paste is a big deal to us. We care about these details intensely and we’re proud to say that SketchUp 2016 just works the way it should. With updates including enhanced inferencing and tool improvements, customisable utility trays on Windows, refreshed textures and LayOut Layers. Elmtec is the distribution partner for SketchUp in the UK. Contact us for more information on 01844 263750 or visit

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Treating the interior design and technology as two sides of the same coin makes both jobs infinitely easier. By its very nature, audio-visual technology demands to be seen – however if it is designed as part of the interior design as opposed to an addition to it, then the end result can be so much more pleasing. Taking this approach is what allows big TV’s to be hidden from view, appearing from cabinets, walls or ceilings when required, it allows speakers to be designed to be unobtrusive or even invisible, and it allows automated features such as lighting, blinds and curtains to function with or without user input. Done correctly, technology integration can actually improve the experience of an interior space rather than detract from it. When architects, designers and AV integrators work together it is amazing what magic can be achieved. Website: Email: T:+44 (0) 20 7148 2048 Office 1.24, 535 Kings road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0SZ

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Displaying the names of 22,500 members ranging from when the recreational club was founded in 1903 until August 2015, the ‘Wall of Names’ is laser cut from steel by Barnsley-based Cutting Technologies.

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This year’s London edition has chosen wood as its theme. To honour this beautiful material, London’s SCIN GALLERY, Materials Library and Resource, presents a collection of wood curiosities called Growth Rings. The exhibition examines the species of trees that give us the wood we use in architecture, it looks at the DNA of wood and its physiology. The Amercian Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) partnered with designers Kolman Boye and furnituremakers Benchmark to create a towering structure of food plates in a commission for Wallpaper* Handmade 2015 called the Rotunda Serotina. The three-storey ‘general store’ will be presented in London for the first time as part of ARCHITECT@WORK and also plays to the wood theme for this edition.

The photography exhibition put together by, features case studies of 50 new buildings from both globally recognized practices to new work from emerging young practices. This exhibition will be a visual feast for architects and designers alike. The pop-up RIBA bookshop for architects and designers, organized and run by RIBA, will give visitors an opportunity to browse and purchase magazines and books touching on a particular area of specialistion and interest.

TALKS PROGRAMME Wednesday, 27th January at 15:00 Victor Boye Julebäk and Erik Kolman Janouch (both Kolman Boye), Sean Sutcliffe (Benchmark furniture) and David Venables (AHEC) will present the Rotunda Serotina in London for the first time. They will discuss the Scandinavian wood tradition, the phenomenological qualities of the American cherry and maples as well as the ground breaking Life Cycle Assessment they used to create the Rotunda Serotina. This session will be followed at 16:30 by Patrick Richard (Stanton Williams) and Tom Dyckhoff, broadcaster and architectural

historian on the pros and cons of working on projects in a variety of different European countries. At 18:00 RIBA organizes a talk on the housing crisis in London with Anna Minton, author of Ground Control and Reader in Architecture at UEL, and Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor of Housing in London, Land and Property, Paul Karakusevic, Karakusevic Carson Architects, chaired by Eleanor Young, Executive Editor, RIBAJ. The discussion aims to explore the extent to which the industry can provide a solution to the housing shortage, or are the problems of the housing shortage more deep rooted? On Thursday, 28th January at 16:30, Christian Male (SimpsonHaugh) will present ‘Three buildings by the Thames. Followed by Jason Flanagan at 18:00 who will illustrate how designing for sound informs the sophisticated and striking performance architecture which Flanagan Lawrence produces. More information on ARCHITECT@WORK can be consulted online: and you can register online for a free entrance using code 1360. Please not that free catering is provided throughout the event.

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PHÄNOMENTA Science Centre The striking tower on the extension of the PHÄNOMENTA Science Centre in Lüdenscheid has the potential to become a famous landmark and a symbol of architectural and engineering excellence. Based on a feasibility study by schneider+schumacher, the interdisciplinary collaboration between KKW Architekten, WERNER Bauingenieure and formTL Ingenieure created an impressive steelwork truss tower that encompasses a helix shaped membrane stretched over its interior. By applying the tower-in-tower principle, this primary structure encloses a Foucault pendulum that is suspended independently of the secondary bearing structure. This defined separation allows the pendulum to move freely without being influenced by wind and vibrations from the primary structure, thus allowing visitors to the Science Centre to observe the Earth's rotation.

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The tower is just one part of the extension to PHÄNOMENTA: a twostorey extension creates an additional 1,400 m2 of exhibition space and zones characterised by expressive forms. This is a direct is a result of the requirements of the tower's geometry but it also ensures the functionality of the exhibition space. The monolithic design of the concrete building also serves as the foundation for the distinctive steel structure. The framework consists of diagonally supported struts throughout the concrete structure and the elegant light-weight steel truss tower structure is made up of triangular circular hollow

tube sections that are welded airtight. The complex design, incorporated nodes where up to six pipes meet at various angles, required a comprehensive 3D CAD analysis. Membrane forces associated with pretensioning and wind are channelled directly into the junctions with a view to preventing excessive bending stress on the frames. In order to facilitate with hoisting and assembling

of the individual tower segments, special screw connections were arranged in the frames beside the junctions and covered with special semi-cylindrical metal sheets. This eliminated the need for welding work at heights and concealed the segmentation sections. The helix membrane inside the steelwork supporting structure appears delicate

Architects: KKW Architekten Photos courtesy of Carsten Kramer, Alexander Ring, E-Komm IT & Kommunikation, beier+wellach projekte, Rutzen, Pressestelle Stadt LÅdenscheid, Trillian GmbH

and light – "a structure that is almost barely there," as described by formTL CEO Gerd Schmid – and yet it is still visually impressive. The helix consists of just three structural components: 990 m² of membrane, three structural cables and nine anchoring rods with clamps. These elements are sufficient to enable the membrane to adhere to the rotating and vertically tapered tower structure. While the calculated maximum form guarantees collision clearance from the outer tower tubes, the calculated minimum form prevents disturbances with the inner pendulum structure. The curved helix structure has a particularly striking effect at night, when the back-lit seams of the membrane and the shadows of the ropes converge upwards to form a cone shape, lending the tower an even loftier appearance. KKW Architekten developed the light planning for this impressive illumination feature in partnership with Winkels Behrens Pospich Ingenieure für Haustechnik GmbH (wbp). wbp was also responsible for the technical building fittings including the light management of the LEDs. The Foucault pendulum suspended from the secondary bearing structure not only helps visitors to “experience” the rotation of the Earth. The exhibition space below designed by designers from beier+wellach projekte is home to the stunning Phänorama: a 360º-projection of Lüdenscheid and the surrounding area that is controlled by the oscillation duration of the 30m-long pendulum similar to an oversized kaleidoscope.

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Trotec Laser:

Providing Precision to your Prototype Trotec is internationally recognised as the leading manufacturer of computercontrolled laser machines for laser engraving, laser cutting and laser marking. Laser technology offers the highest level of precision when creating architectural models. With the ability to mark details as fine as 1 pt, a Trotec Laser aids in replicating even the most intricate of details. Filigree designs and the most detailed geometric shapes can be created to the nearest tenth of a millimetre due to the lasers ultra-fine beam, allowing you to work to the highest level of accuracy. Unlimited possibilities

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A Trotec Laser can process with ease the wide range of materials used in the construction of architectural models including acrylic, laminates, wood, textiles, cardboard, foam, polystyrene, films and many more. The patented flexx series of Trotec lasers enables the user to also mark metal by incorporating both fiber and CO2 laser sources in one job without the need to physically interchange tubes. The user friendly software, JobControl, enables the user to identify which sections are suited to fiber or CO2 simply by colour coding, saving both time and money.

A multitude of benefits over traditional tools A Trotec laser offers a wide range of benefits over traditional cutting and engraving methods such as milling, plotting and sawing. As the laser evaporates the material, no swarf or shavings are produced, reducing disposal costs. The beam remains 'laser sharp' and can process a range of materials in varying thicknesses and shapes without the requirement for many different tool heads. Thus reducing production time and eradicates sharpening costs. A Trotec laser allows contactless material processing. No pressure is exerted on the material, reducing preparation time and the risk of damage, which is present when clamping material during milling. Laser cutting also produces crystal clear edges when handling acrylic, removing the requirement for manual flame polishing. Customers confirm that when cutting individual components using a Trotec laser, production times can be reduced by up to 80% compared to manual production methods. "The speed, quality of the finished product and efficiency are all far superior" explains customer Phoebe Nickols, Architectural Assistant at Liddicoat & Goldhill.

Arrange a demonstration at one of Trotec's seven regional showrooms throughout the UK and Ireland to experience the capabilities of a Trotec laser and find the system is as simple to operate as a printer. Visit or call 0191 580 1182. A wide range of materials including laminates, wood and acrylic are also available from Trotec's new engraving materials range at

Visit to register for your ticket and for more information on what you can find there, plus details of how to get there and where to stay. Stay in touch with us on Twitter using @kbblive and #futurekbb.

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Celebrating an impressive 30 years, kbb Birmingham, the UK’s largest gathering of the world’s best kitchen, bedroom and bathroom brands, returns to the NEC, Birmingham from 6th – 9th March 2016. Since the recession, which caused many businesses in the sector to suffer, the show has seen the industry pull through and is now proud to put on its largest edition since pre-2008. With so much support from the kbb community, the Birmingham event has been able to extend its floorspace by over 30% with an increase of appliance, component and bathroom brands as well as more kitchen manufacturers, with many launching brand new products to the market. Kbb Birmingham 2016 sees the return of great British companies such as Roper Rhodes, Hepplewhite and Mereway, along with new international exhibitors Schock, Arredo3, Keller Keukens and

Scavolini. These join a whole host of brands including Abode, AEG, BSH Group, Blanco, Bushboard, CDA, Cosentino, Formica, Franke, JJO, Nolte, RAK Ceramics, Roca, Rotpunkt, Scavolini , Schueller and Showerwall. Future is a key theme for the event this year, looking to future facing materials, helping businesses with their future and exploring new and innovative products. The new kbb show, sponsored by ArtiCAD, will allow manufacturers, suppliers and buyers engage more effectively during and after the show. The Innovation Awards, in partnership with blum, aim to discover a product, method or idea that will provide a new

and interesting solution to kitchens, bathrooms or appliances, to help shape the future of the industry. Exhibitors are asked to enter the awards before February 5th 2016, the entries will then be judged by an esteemed panel of judges including kbb Sales Director Jon Johnston; David Sanders, Managing Director of blum; Editor of Kitchens, Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Ruth Bell; Renee Mascari, CEO of KBB NTG and designer Hayley Tarrington-Robson from Day True. The winners will be announced before the show, but visitors will be able to choose their favourite from the shortlist during the show via the brand new kbb show app.

David Sanders at Blum, commented: “Blum is a company that has innovation at its heart and it’s a completely natural connection for us to be involved with the kbb innovation award which is at the heart of the UK KBB industry” kbb Birmingham will present a host of speakers at its conference, held in the brand new Arena positioned at the heart of the show, a space for conversation and networking.

Speakers include CEO of Bathstore, Gary Favell, who will talk about the business, the high street, big-ticket retailing, the changing consumer and the challenges

Sales Director, Jon Johnston commented, “I’m really looking forward to kbb Birmingham 2016, the quantity and quality of the brands involved in this year’s show will, in my opinion, ensure the best event yet. Over 300 brands will be exhibiting and with a comprehensive and diverse range of products, speakers and features, I would recommend visitors try and spend more than one day at the show.”

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Speakers, curated by the kbbreview editorial team, will provide insightful discussions and invaluable advice across hot topics within the industry and should be factored into your day at the show whether a retailer, interior designer or architect.

facing the industry. Steve Esdaile from Esdaile Design, an interior and brand design consultancy that has designed showrooms for the likes of Bathstore, CP Hart and Magnet, will outline practical ways to utilise your own design skills to make the most of your showroom and your customer’s journey. Other speakers include Diane Berry, Lee Taylor from Taylors etc. and Dick Powell from SeymourPowell, with more being added to the programme each day.

Seamless Integration The Built-in series minimises gaps through heavy-duty inline hinges and adjustable doors enabling minimal 4mm gaps to create consistent lines throughout your kitchen. The series fits flush with cabinetry to minimise disruption and deliver design freedom through stainless or custom panel options.

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designed contain drips andstainless spills thatsteel can doors be simply to clean. Storageto bins and EZkleen just away, leaving the interior walls completely need a wiped wipe to keepwhile spotless. smooth and easy to clean. Storage bins and EZkleen stainless steel doors just need a wipe to keep spotless. 5. Flexible Living FlexibleThese Living fridges adapt to suit your lifestyle by

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These ActiveSmartTM fridges intelligently adapt to daily use to help save energy, cooling and defrosting only when they need to without compromising on foodcare. Efficient These ActiveSmart™ fridges intelligently adapt to daily use to help save energy, cooling and defrosting only when they need to without compromising on foodcare.

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With over 40 Years experience Novellini is the European and a World leader in the production and manufacture of Shower enclosures and trays, Baths, Whirlpools, Steam Enclosures and Wetroom solutions. In the last decade Novellini has made significant investments into environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and continues to strive towards ever more sustainable holistic production and distribution methods for the future.

Over the years Novellini has continually developed shower trays, being one of the first companies to offer fully engineered large format shower trays in a number of sizes and colours as either low profile or more conventional raised with legs trays all from UK stock.

With the Olympic Plus shower tray - Novellini was one of the first manufacturers of large format shower trays to reintroduce the production of textured shower floor surfaces. For many years the Olympic shower tray by Novellini has been the only slip resistant (non- enamelled) product in the European bathroom market. Novellini realised the importance of a more engineered shower tray from an early stage and pioneered the use of innovative materials and fabrication methods in the Olympic Plus shower tray, which today is still one of the strongest and most stable large format shower trays. The stainless steel reinforced composite construction, now also used in the new Custom tray, means that (unlike many low profile resin stone products), Novellini trays arrive to site square, flat and ready to install. In recent years Novellini has developed the UK’s leading Wetroom and tanking product, with solutions to suit both timber and concrete installations. The Novellini Wetroom systems allow designers to create uncluttered, lowmaintenance, spacious, level access & fully tiled shower spaces.

We supply our products within 72hr nationwide via our merchant partners; please visit our website for more details: for brochures and advice email:











At Novellini we understand that you desire individual bathroom designs, this is why we have created six new frame finishes to help you achieve these aspirations. Enclosures are now available in nickel, matt black, polished gold, white, silver and polished chrome. In addition we have coated all our profiles with an anti-bacterial and anti-scale coating as standard. New glass finishes include smoke, mirror and spy glass all with crystal clear glass treatment as standard. Working with Novellini allows you the freedom to create a truly individual showering experience every time, why not visit our website or contact us for more information.

Ocean Kitchens was established in 2000 by myself, Martin Beech. With personal years of experience in planning, designing and fitting kitchens, Ocean kitchens has grown to be a well-established kitchen company with the expansion of experienced team members to share my passion. With so much joint knowledge in the kitchen and bedroom field you can be confident in knowing that your home is in safe working hands.

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Remote flushing technology that can be positioned freely in the bathroom



Given the chance, over half of UK householders would locate the flush away from the traditional area behind the toilet, according to latest research by Geberit. Responding to this demand, new Geberit remote flush buttons offer a flexible, practical and simple to fit solution to the siting of flush buttons for wall-hung installation.




The survey revealed that 30% of homeowners would prefer to site the flush to the left or right of the WC, rather than directly behind it, with many people even keen on the idea of siting it by the bathroom door, ready for flushing on their way out. The launch of the Geberit Type01 and Type10 flush buttons gives consumers just this level of freedom, as they can be positioned up to 1.7m away from the cistern. This means the flush button does not have to be placed directly in front of the cistern, something which 20 per cent of UK homeowners believe spoils the aesthetics of the bathroom.

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Available for tiled and furniture installations, the Geberit Type01 and Type10 flush buttons are compatible with Geberit’s leading Sigma and Omega cisterns and can be installed practically anywhere in the bathroom, into dry or solid walls.

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For complete co-ordination with any style of bathroom, the Type01 remote flush button comes in three colours and for both single and dual flush, while six different versions of the Type10 remote flush button are available. Fitting of the remote flush buttons is simple and safe, with a full installation set supplied, with a counter nut version available to lock the pneumatic cylinder securely into place on bathroom furniture. Maintenance of the concealed cistern is also as simple as ever with Geberit systems, with a variety of service opening cover plates available in a range of materials and colours to blend into the decor for a seamless finish. Geberit – 0800 077 8365 |

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Integrated Solutions for Wetrooms with Tile and Stone Coverings CPD Seminars by Schlüter-Systems Ltd The latest Schlüter-Systems CPD series introduces the key considerations in the design and installation of walk-in shower areas. Enhance and reaffirm your knowledge with these 45 - 60 minute presentations, held at your offices, by Schlüter-Systems Ltd - the market leader in high performance integrated systems and solutions, providing the essential protection of ceramic tile and natural stone installations.

This CPD will provide an introduction to seven key areas of consideration: • Tiling and relevant standards • Safety considerations • Waterproofing • Shower build-up and drains • Finishing profiles • Underfloor heating • Uncoupling

Ultimately, an integrated system solution, with products that are designed to work together, should be the specifier’s first choice when selecting products to use in shower areas and wetrooms. This provides the client with a single point of responsibility should any part of the system fail.

Contact us to book a CPD Seminar. Tel: 01530 813396, Email: or visit our website: For priority bookings please quote AREWR12. Schlüter-Systems Ltd has NBS Clauses and BIM Objects available on NBS Plus and at

Benefits of the CPD include: • Benefits of integrated systems for wetrooms vs. multimanufacturer combined offerings • How point drains and linear drains can be hidden or accent the design • Requirements of waterproofing and how an integrated system offers complete peace of mind • The difference between waterproof and water-resistant tile backerboards - not all are equal! • A complete waterproofing and drainage solution - the installation and compatibility benefits

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For over 15 years we have been working exclusively with Italian wellness specialists Effegibi using their range of Steam Room and Sauna products to create bespoke home and commercial spa’s across the UK.

Architects: Lukstudio Location: Changsha, Hunan, China Design Team: Christina Luk, Alba Beroiz Blazquez, Cai Jin Hong, Pao Yee Lim Area: 50.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Peter Dixie for LOTAN Architectural Photography

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The Noodle Rack / Lukstudio Noodle soup is a common street food all over China. While most of these noodle joints spend tremendous effort to win customers with taste, some has started to add attractive store design into their branding recipe. A good example is LongXiaoBao, a newcomer who sets foot in Changsha with an ambition to spread the local ShaoYang style rice noodle to the rest of China.  Commissioned to conceive a contemporary identity for their first restaurant, Lukstudio integrates the tradition of noodle making in the spatial design by reinterpreting a noodle rack. Nestled along an outdoor shopping promenade nearby the Xiangjiang River, the 50-sqm noodle joint exudes a calm yet mysterious presence with its bamboo-cast

concrete storefront. Two rustic steel boxes penetrate through the solemn exterior: the taller one is cladded with rusted steel panels and its shorter neighbour is built like a metal scaffold. These three elements together orchestrate a journey of discovery.

selected porcelains. Finally, a series of metal wires are draped across the dining room to create the lighting feature with hanging bulbs. Balancing the rustic interiors, these reflective strands create a poetic notion of dining under a noodle rack.

Walking past the entry box, a customer is greeted by a composed counter design lined with the bamboo mold used for casting the exteriors. As one proceeds towards the halo surrounding the grid structure, the interior layers start revealing themselves. Firstly, the original wall is stripped down to its structural blocks to resonate with the rustic metal grid. Secondly, wooden boxes are carefully placed within the rack to showcase

Playing with the duality between rustic and refined, eastern tradition and western representation, Lukstudio introduces a crossover between fast food chain and upscale diner. The Noodle Rack differentiates itself from the stigma of kitsch fast food “hole in the wall” on every street of China. It demonstrates how Chinese eateries have the potentials to be reborn into hip gathering spots comparable to the new trend of cafés.

Wetrooms made easy


With our featured Maxxus Wet Deck Kit (the strongest on the market), easy-to-use tanking kits or membranes, and a wide selection of drains, it’s easy to install a luxurious wetroom anywhere in the home. Add on our designer grids and extensive range of stylish accessories and it’s easy to find the right product for any environment. Ask for our latest Price List today! 01629 815500 IDEAL STANDARD LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY HIGH-PERFORMANCE ‘AQUABLADE’ TOILET

Its innovative ‘Microslot’ technology creates a cascading wall of water from the top of the toilet bowl, with two powerful plumes to energise the flush, with optimum water flow keeping the bowl immaculately clean.

It is surprisingly quiet because all the flows are streamlined with the bowl surfaces, reducing turbulence. Its beautifully smooth design greatly reduces splashing, with fewer bacteria particles released into the air upon flushing – and with no overhanging rim, all surfaces are exposed, making it easier to clean.

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Keith Boad, Ideal Standard’s Managing Director, said: “AquaBlade not only offers best in class flushing performance, but outstanding aesthetics – it embodies everything we stand for.”

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Leading bathroom solutions provider, Ideal Standard, has launched its revolutionary AquaBlade toilet system, with superior flushing performance, even at low water volumes.

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Van Gogh Museum's New Entrance Hans van Heeswijk Architects The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the Netherlands’ most popular museums. The ever-growing stream of visitors required intelligent solutions for these buildings, which were designed by Rietveld (1973) and Kurokawa (1999). The design consists in broad outlines of a further elaboration of the elliptical wing of the building that Kurokawa had built in Amsterdam in 1999. Kisho Kurokawa Architect and Associates, the firm founded by the late Kisho Kurokawa and designer of the temporary exhibitions wing opened in 1999, prepared the draft design for the new entrance hall. Hans van Heeswijk Architects then elaborated on this to create a solution in which the existing wing and the new structure form a surprising new whole. “Work to move our main entrance to Museumplein has gone very well,” says museum director Axel Rüger. “It has been delivered within the tight eighteenmonth deadline, and on budget. The allglass entrance hall features high- quality structural engineering and systems.

There is a spacious, well-lit foyer with cloakrooms and a revamped museum shop. Improved access, better logistics and more space will allow us to give our visitors a much warmer welcome than before. Moreover, this arrangement better suits the upgraded Museumplein – all its cultural institutions now have their entrances facing the square.The transparent building with its state-of-theart glass structure enriches both the Van Gogh Museum and Museumplein.” State of the art glass constructions: glass as construction material The new entrance building is the largest glass structure in the Netherlands in which glass fins (beams and mullions) and double glass units are elements of the building ́s main structure. This is a major step forward in the technical innovation of transparent structures and for glass as a structural material. There has never been a longer structural glass fin in the Netherlands: 12 meters. For the overall stability of the roof, the glass fins have been connected to the steel structure.

They are working together as one structure. Glass façade, roof and staircase The bent glass façade is composed of cold bent double laminated insulated glass units. This means the rectangular glass panels have been shaped on-site during installation. The total area is approximately 650 sqm. The façade has 20 glass fins which are all unique. The longest façade fin is 9,4 meters. The glass roof with a total area of approximately 600 sqm has as main geometry a shell under an angle of 16,5 degrees. There are 30 glass roof fins, all unique in length and with an optimized height to accentuate the shape of the curved roof. The longest glass fin in the roof (also the longest structural glass fin in the Netherlands) has a length of 12 meters. The glass staircase is supported by a triple laminated glass arch which transfers the highest loads from the stairs and also stabilizes the staircase. Because of this glass arch, the amount of steel is kept to a minimum and the staircase can be seen as a transparent piece of furniture. LED lighting has been integrated inside the glass stair steps. “We ensured that the new entrance hall has become light and spacious with lots of glass. We want

to capture the sunny atmosphere, which you see reflected in many paintings of Van Gogh. We developed a unique support structure for the glass roof, which you hardly notice. As you enter, you will wonder: How is that entire glass building supported? And what you experience is light, space, and overview. Clarity is extremely important, maybe the most important; you have to realize that a museum is a public building where every day thousands of visitors, many foreigners also, often come for the first time. You need to provide clarity. The

visitors don’t want to miss anything; they need to understand immediately which way to go, how big the museum is and how long they will need to see it. When they feel at home and at ease they will stay longer and love to come back.” Architects: Hans van Heeswijk Architects Photographs: Ronald Tilleman, Luuk Kramer

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Are you ready for BIM? Established in 1989, Man and Machine is part of a pan-European group, operating in 11 countries, with over 750 staff and over 500,000 installed CAD seats. We provide expertise in digital design and data management with over 60 years of combined technical experience and extensive industry. Our specialist knowledge has allowed us to develop a wide variety of services that address the needs of our customers’ across multiple industries to enable them to design, visualise, and simulate to the highest standard. Our goal is to help you optimise your design process. Whether you are in the architecture, plant or construction industries, we have the experience to understand your business and what you are trying to achieve, and we have the expertise to enable you to do it better. It takes many activities and skills to bring the ideas and designs of Architects/Engineers to fulfilment. Building Information Modelling (BIM) attempts to standardise the creation and exchange of information to make the design,

construction and operational management of a facility or infrastructure asset more efficient. It is important to note that BIM is not just about buildings, but in its wildest context is being applied to facility, building, road, railway, and infrastructure projects. It is also now very much impacting organisations throughout the supply chain including manufacturers, fabricators and interior designers. The word ‘building’ in itself also doesn’t necessarily describe the full scope of a project – it doesn’t cover policies, assumptions, strategic decisions, supply chain, specification, user assessment, regulation and recycling sustainability. All are key parts of the projects ‘information model’ and should be included in the creation of the facility or asset information as the project progresses. BIM covers all aspects of the project lifecycle and is being driven by UK Government, to ensure that all public sector projects are under-pinned by the creation, collation and exchange or shared 3D models and intelligent

structured data that is attached to them. UK Government has defined a minimum requirement for Level 3 BIM by 2016, which defines a series of domain models and the provision of a single electronic environment to store shared data and information. UK Government has defined a minimum requirement for Level 3 BIM by 2016. Making the right choices to begin your BIM journey and maximise the return on your investment is critical. Man and Machine offer a variety of solutions and services to help you understand the impact of BIM and the market opportunity that it presents throughout the supply chain. The solutions and services include BIM-based products, modelling and measurement solutions, BIM deployment programs, training and consultancy. Contact us today for more information, call 01844 263700, email, visit or @ManandMachineUK on Twitter.

Man and Machine Training Academy Man and Machine offer an extensive range of Autodesk 2016 training courses

Man and Machine specialise in Autodesk training for Manufacturers, Engineers, Architects & Product Designers. All courses are taught with the official Autodesk courseware and includes one month’s free post training support. Autodesk AutoCAD courses include: •AutoCAD Essentials •AutoCAD Electrical Fundamentals •AutoCAD Advanced •AutoCAD 3D Drawing & Modelling •AutoCAD Mechanical Essentials

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Aluminium The Trusted Building Material Offering Future Proof Capability.

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Aluminium is the ubiquitous construction material, constantly evolving with design. It is a building material that offers the designer reassurance as well as catering for new demands. For construction professionals gaining a grasp of its capability is a future proof skill. Aluminium gives the architect the opportunity to design feature and style to a building every time it is specified. Naturally, each project is different and aluminium can complete the design concept of even the most innovative practice. Developments in 3D modelling and extrusion now mean that aluminium is the building material which literally pushes the envelope to the forefront of design. Aluminium is functional and offers sturdy assurance that it will withstand the rigours of the British weather, testing to CWCT standards to Sequence B takes the design safety test up to 3600Pa.

Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems offer Aluminium products that are robust and ideal for high traffic applications, such as retail, school or hospital. If one considers entrance doors, available in configurations such as swing, sliding, sliding/folding, the robust profiles ensure longevity even with endless open and closing cycles. In essence aluminium is the building material that, through its long use, has developed to provide function, form and solutions for even the most demanding projects. Systems Houses, such as Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, continually develop and refine their profile catalogues to meet the demands of cutting edge designers, providing support and calculation at any stage of the tender process. Now with improvements in glass and to keep up with Document L, systems can utilise thermal foam and increased

thermal break technology to take performance to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6. With the EAA’s (European Aluminium Association) “Future Generations” initiative, aluminium’s long reputation as a recyclable material is gaining further exposure. Future Generations, is a scheme which highlights that the use of aluminium is actually creating a bank of material that can be re-used and recycled in the future. Aluminium is a true “cradle-to-cradle” material with a real end of life value. In fact, due to the value of scrap aluminium, it has one of the most development recycling schemes in existence.

Comar: Designed for Performance, Backed by Delivery For further information about Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems, please contact Comar on 020 8685 9685 or email

Notes from the Comar design team... Standard profiles range allows Capped, 2 or 4sided Structural Glazing.

High span profiles keep same box sizes throughout the facade with greater spanning ability.

BIM ready Models. Comar keep all profiles in stock = market leading delivery. Highest Ix and Iy values in the industry. Concealed vent for discrete ventilation. Facetted options 7.5 o convex or concave. Reassurance: CWCT Tested, Audited and Certified to 3600Pa Sequence B.

comar 6EFT Curtain Walling - Capped, 2sided SG and 4sided SG Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems have designed additional mullions, transoms and feature cover-caps to Comar 6EFT to launch the most comprehensive 50mm curtain wall system available today. After extensive research with our architectural and fabricator network we are pleased to offer additional high span mullions and transoms with the highest Ix and Iy values in the industry, allowing you to span further or keep the same flush box size throughout glazed areas. From one range of profiles Comar 6EFT offers capped, 2sided structural glazing with vertical or horizontal capping and 4sided structural glazing. Comar 6EFT 4sided SG offers the slimmest structural glazing joint available today and can be either silicon or EPDM gasket sealed. For details and downloads, take a look at today. We are pleased to offer BIM families to our architectural and contractor colleagues, please email for further information.

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Touch Ironmongery Ltd 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea London SW10 9PJ

The Perfect Touch


stablished 33 years ago in October 1982, Touch Ironmongery is one of London’s leading ironmongers. Originally called “A Touch of Brass”, the firm changed their name in 2003 in reaction to slowly advancing market changes in architectural ironmongery which is no longer supplied solely in brass, and to also reflect the broader range of products and finishes that they sell. In fact today, Touch can supply a wide range of finishes including Brass, Satin Brass, Polished Chrome, Satin Chrome, Polished Nickel, Satin Nickel, Copper, Bronze -solid and plated, BMA, Antique Brass, Black, Pewter, Ceramic, Leather, Stainless Steel, Satin Stainless Steel, Gun Metal, and the list keeps growing. Whatever finish you require, Touch can help you get the right look. Touch occupy their recently refurbished showroom at 210 Fulham Road, Chelsea, where they display a vast range of their 5,000 products. With a customer base including Interior Designers, Builders and individuals who are interested in the top end of the

Ironmongery market, Touch mainly supply to residential premises but hotel and office properties also contribute to their vast clientele. The company also have a healthy export market to all corners of the world, namely the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. Touch’s owner and founder, Bill Benham, has 33 years’ experience in the ironmongery trade, as do his colleagues Jim Haselup and Alan Blanchard. Saleem Qureshi is the newest member of our team and has 10 years’ experience, meaning their knowledge is unrivalled in this industry. The range of products supplied by Touch date from circa 1640 French (Louise XIV) and cover all subsequent periods (Georgian, Edwardian & Victorian), art deco and contemporary pieces also make up the product ranges. In addition, Touch showcases the very best of British manufacturing; the best ranges are still produced in the Midlands by craftsmen in factories dating back 200 years or more. Touch also sell European manufactured goods

which is considered to be of a very good quality and in recent years they have introduced some of the far eastern made products, albeit in a limited range but cost effective. With trends continuously evolving, new innovative products are constantly under development. Touch understand that keeping up with the fashion-shifts is imperative in order to provide every customer with the best solution for their requirements. Ironmongery can be a difficult and complicated aspect of a building project, as a result Touch aim to take this awkward aspect and make it user friendly and clear to understand by offering an onsite service where they carry out a detailed door by door, window by window, room by room Ironmongery schedule, highlighting all requirements and identifying any items that can be refurbished. Refurbishment is a large part of the business; Touch will undertake complete ironmongery refurbishment projects, and can restore old paint covered door furniture to their former glory, looking as new, at a fraction of the cost to replace.

For more information about Touch Ironmongery or to arrange a showroom visit please call 0207 351 2255 or alternatively visit

OLARIA BARCELONA has now come to London Olaria full range is now available from Touch Ironmongery. Olaria are manufacturers based in Barcelona. Est.1934. Suppliers of luxury hardware to the most emblematic buildings of Barcelona such as Casa Berenguer and Casa Mila of Architect Gaudi, Old Hotel Ritz, Hotel Avenida Palace, Hotel Majestic and many commercial and luxury buildings.

It’s astonishing how far the world of home improvement has come in the last 10 years. The airtime that TV has attributed to home improvement which started with shows like Changing Rooms, highlights the thirst of the consumer for inspiration and quality. In today’s TV world, DIY SOS, 60 minute makeover and of course Grand Designs, now pushes what is possible to the very limits. Keen to further challenge the conceptions of the customer of what is possible, we at Designer Range have concentrated our efforts on the glazing aspects of home improvement. And to stunning effect. As suppliers and installers of well-respected brands such as Internorm, Solarlux and PanoramAH!, to name but a few, we have taken our clients properties to another level. Our approach at Designer Range is somewhat different and this is mainly due to the wealth of product options at our disposal. Many of our clients on many occasions have a predetermined idea of what they want, sometimes led by their architect or builder. However, when talking through the project with our Designer Range Consultants, we often find an alternative solution that in many ways, suits the application and the home in a much more considered way. As you can see from some of the accompanying images, our glazing presents the perfect façade that houses stunning interiors. We consider it a privilege to be involved in all of our projects regardless of the size of the installation. We have worked on complete new builds on houses that are immense in size and high in quality, to replacement installs for more modest homes who are looking for a modern wow factor. Our Designer Range team work with architects, selfbuilders and builders alike to help survey, design and install our amazing range of products. Operating from our base in Stoke on Trent, our fully accredited installation team are always on hand to help turn your ideas into reality.

Designer Range showcase their excellence in glazing.

We’d love the opportunity to talk to you about your project and for more ideas and inspiration, please feel free to pop into our showroom or visit our website.

Tel: 01782 391960 Web: Showroom: Designer Range Showroom, Listers, Unit 2 Govan Road, Fenton Industrial Estate, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2RS

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‘Aluprof Enhances Food Experiences at Broadgate’ One of the newest food experiences in London can be found at Broadgate Circle near to Liverpool Street Station. The venue offers a diverse collection of restaurants, cafes, bars, street food traders and a gym. The construction makes extensive use of natural limestone with aluminium windows and doors supplied by Aluprof and installed by Linder Facades. The result is a high quality development fit for the city. Completed in early 2015, all aluminium profiles and pressings have been naturally anodised in C34 Bronze, which complements the natural limestone whilst offering a sustainable and very resilient finish. Aluprof systems specified on the project included the MB-SR50N curtain wall system with its distinctive rounded profile design and the main entrance door system MB-86 with a hidden leaf assembly offering clean lines into the curtain wall system whilst maintaining heavy duty hardware with high security locking options. Aluprof UK head office and extensive distribution centre is located in Altrincham, Cheshire. Aluprof systems increasingly being specified on a wide range of residential and commercial projects across the UK. Systems are designed, fabricated and installed by selected, specially trained companies, to ensure each fabricated product meets Aluprof exacting standards. Further information is available on our company’s website at and specialist advice is available directly from Aluprof on 0161 941 4005.

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See more of the great outdoors...

Our top quality windows and stunning bi-fold or sliding doors will enhance your extension, renovation or self-build beautifully, giving a clear view of your outside space. Our experienced team offers free advice and a quotation so you can confidently choose the best. Nationwide delivery. Visit or call Toby Golding/Antony Jackson on 01284 764045.



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With years of experience at designing the ideal shaped canopy or walkway for each application, Twinfix offer a wide range of designs, including lean-to, duo-pitched, curved , wave-form and cantilevered. Non-rusting aluminium frames that can be powder coated to a huge range of colours are glazed with multiwall or solid polycarbonate roofing that conforms to the ACR[M]001:2014 drop test with a B designation and are therefore classified as non-fragile. Choose from a selection of optional extras, maybe a vertical glazed panel at one end to provide weather protection, or lockable roller shutter doors to enable you to safely leave items underneath your canopy. Lots more information on our website

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IDS showcase at KBB Live for the 6th consecutive year Since 2010, IDS have been showcasing their products at the KBB Live show in Birmingham. Now, for their 6th consecutive year, IDS are back and preparations for their 2016 stand are now fully underway. IDS are taking a major stand with a large display area, occupying one of the largest stands at the show. With a custom-built exhibition stand costing an estimated £100k, the stand will span across 2 floors and is set to include an exhibit space for IDS’ vast selection of sliding doors and storage solutions, a balcony and coffee shop. IDS have made preparations to have interactive elements present throughout their stand in the form of a touch screen presentation and large display screen with a live Twitter Wall, IDS are sure that these interactive additions will create an enhanced user experience. Andy Russell, IDS’ Managing Director, commented on the preparations for the 2016 show, “The KBB 2016 exhibition is a crucial part of the next 2 years for IDS, planning for the stand and accompanying marketing began in January 2015. With our 2016 KBB stand we’re aiming to meet the needs of Bedroom retailers, house builders, buyers and specifiers within the Leisure industry alongside other diverse potential opportunities. And as always we’ll be using the show to reveal our latest cutting edge designs to all our valued clients. It’s rare for a company within the bedroom sector to have an exhibition stand so extreme in size and capacity of products and what we have planned for KBB 2016 is simply mind blowing, with the confidence gained during the last 18 months, linked to an exciting marketing strategy, it’s our intention to showcase our company as well as the many exciting products and solutions we manufacture.”

KBB Live began in 1985 and presents exhibiters with an opportunity to showcase the best of Kitchens, Bedrooms and Bathrooms from across the length and breadth of the UK. The show has grown enormously in size from its beginnings, now with over 400 exhibitors and occupying the Birmingham NEC exhibitor center, the KBB Live 2016 show promises to be bigger and better than ever. The KBB Live show runs from 6th – 9th March 2016, the tickets are free. For more information and the latest updates on IDS follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for more details of our Twitter Wall along with the hash tag for you to use on the day.

Reynaers’ unique aluminium window and door system CS 38 has benefited from an upgrade – and the new Slim Line 38 series offers better performance than ever before. SL 38 and SL 38-HI are now available and offer ultra slim profiles and improved market-leading energy efficiency. The highly thermally-insulated Slim Line 38 has the look and feel of steel with the performance of aluminium. It combines elegant design, stability and ease of production and is the perfect solution for both new-build constructions and the replacement of steel-framed windows and doors. It respects the original design but offers a vast improvement on thermal insulation. The minimalistic frame is reinforced by an invisible drainage system, avoiding the use of drainage caps on the exterior of windows and doors. SL 38 is available in three unique design variants – Classic, Cubic and Ferro – and its slim lines allow for an abundance of light. SL 38 features a highly insulated threechamber system with ultra-slim profiles for increased thermal characteristics. The solution is available in fixed, turn, and turn-tilt variations with Uw values as low as 1.4 W/m²K depending on the configuration. The system is suitable for both double and triple glazing with a glass thickness of up to 55mm without losing the ultra-slim look. For optimum end user comfort, the SL 38 product also offers excellent weather performance with air tightness of Class 4 (600Pa) and water tightness Class 9A (600Pa). A special modification to the design also means the system is available with hidden hinges.

A video featuring the new system is available at: Further details are available from: Reynaers Limited, Tel: 0121 421 1999, or email:

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Reynaers launches sleek SL 38 Series: ultra-slim profiles with improved energy efficiency

Marketing Manager at Reynaers Rebecca Cope said: “The SL 38 is a really versatile product. It is perfectly suited for the retention of existing structures, allowing our customers to preserve a vintage look, or for renovation projects where steel frames have to be replaced. However, its high performance properties combined with a sleek new look make it a good choice for new builds too.”

Le 1650, A Modern Facility, Bold In Design With A Unique Signature Style

Gestion immobilière 1650 recently

The idea was to create and build a

held the official inauguration of a 3,700

modern facility, bold in design with a

m2mixed-use building, Le 1650.

unique signature style and sharp angles to clearly distinguish the final product,

The multidisciplinary firm, A2DESIGN,

while maintaining a simple sober look

developed the plans for the entire

for a more seamless integration into the

structure in addition to overseeing its

surrounding environment. Distinctive

actual construction. Le 1650 includes a

traits include the building bulk and

main level available for lease, while the 1st

protective aluminium canopy connecting

and 2nd floors house clinics belonging to

the main entrance to the parking area.

co-owners, Dr. Daniel Godin, orthodontist,

Expansive windows disseminate an

and Dr. Alain St-Onge, dentist. Crowning

abundance of natural light into the

this new facility is a sweeping rooftop

neutral-toned minimalist, aesthetic

terrace, adjacent to a conference room


fashioned for training purposes.

Gestion immobilière 1650 takes the

All lighting fixtures are LED to reduce

environment seriously. Thanks to this

energy consumption and extend fixture

conscientious stance, A2DESIGN was able

lifecycle. The parking area has been

to put forward eco-friendly solutions,

outfitted with charging stations for electric

namely the use of noble and sustainable


materials, sourced locally for the most part. Furthermore, a geothermic system of

As a result of this endeavour, A2DESIGN

ground-source heat pumps, also known

has contributed to the enhancement of

as an Earth-Energy System (EES), has been

the image conveyed by Dr. Alain St-Onge’s

installed. This network is made up of 24

dental clinic along with the upgrade of his

wells dug to a depth of 150 meters in order

new offices, including the state-of the-art

to draw heat up from the ground in winter

treatment rooms and inviting consult

and redirect it back in the summer months,

room. To soften the aseptic atmosphere,

rendering the building remarkably energy

they incorporated oak-stained furnishings

efficient: one kilowatt of electricity returns

and beams, while subtly accentuating the

between three to four kilowatts of heat.

walls using architectural details in linear patterns similar to those found on the clinic’s stationery.

RECYFIX® GREEN grass reinforcement modules installed at Banovallum School, Horncastle, Lincolnshire

The Hauraton RECYFIX® GREEN STANDARD surface reinforcement grid system was used extensively in the grassed pathways, where a high footfall was expected, and the grassed areas surrounding Banovallum School, Horncastle .The system helped to prevent erosion and improve surface drainage. Once installed, the RECYFIX® GREEN modules were discreet, yet provided a permanent surface reinforcement to the grassed areas with a loading capacity of 200 tonne/m². The pathways and area to be grassed were excavated, covered with a granular sub-base, a layer of sharp sand applied and then rolled. The RECYFIX® GREEN modules were then secured on top of the rolled surface and their apertures filled with top soil which was compacted then grass seeded. The grass was left to grow over several weeks before access was allowed. For more information go to

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Desirable Rainwater System for Desirable Residence Yeoman Rainguard’s XL Aluminium Rainwater System was chosen to add the finishing touch to an £11 million property in the desirable area of Virginia Water. Built by development company Watersmead Homes who pride themselves in building properties of quality and style that exceed expectations, the Georgian style home covers approximately 12,000 square feet over 4 floors.

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Constructed out of Cotswold Stone, Watersmead ensured that the property combines practicality with style meeting the high standards and demands of the discerning purchaser. Meeting such standards required the use of high quality building materials and systems which included choosing the right rainwater system. “We obviously needed gutters and downpipes which not only matched the style of the house but were of a quality which would give the homeowner many years of maintenance free service whilst retaining its colour and style well into

the future. Yeoman Rainguard’s stylish XL Aluminium rainwater system fitted the bill.” Explained Mrs Gill Burns of Watersmead Homes. 150 x 100mm MOG XL Aluminium gutters were installed along with a 75 x 75mm square downpipe with the stylish look being completed with Cast Aluminium Plain Hoppers. Finished in a durable black textured powder coating which eliminates colour bleaching and ensures a life expectancy of the rainwater system to that of 25 years and more. “The rainwater systems look perfect on the finished property and we are very pleased with the quality of products and service that Yeoman Rainguard gave us.” Concluded Mrs Burns. Tel: 0113 279 5854 Fax: 0113 231 0406 email:


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Spotlight On Industry Growth And Market Priorities At Ecobuild 2016 Ecobuild returns in March with an increased and in-depth focus on the latest industry trends, challenges and opportunities – and how professionals from across the whole supply chain can capitalise on them. The UK’s largest show dedicated to

In 2015, 96% of the top 25 architectural

and homes. What do new-build and

construction and energy will provide

practices featured on the AJ 120 List and

retrofitted homes and communities need

visitors with access to invaluable industry

84% of the leading housebuilders and

to deliver, and at what cost?

insights and projections relating to all

contractors attended the show. The 2016

aspects of the construction sector through

event will see an evolved proposition for

Chaired by broadcaster Cathy Newman,

a mix of a high-level conference, CPD-

the event to focus on areas of industry

speakers include Tony Pidgley, Chairman

accredited learning hubs and more than

growth and market priorities such as

of Berkeley Group; David Sheridan, Chief

800 exhibitors showcasing a wide range

housing, infrastructure, next generation

Executive of Keepmoat, and Rowan Moore,

of new products, materials, solutions and

innovation, technology and people.

Architecture Critic for the Observer. All three will provide a unique and inspiring

services. Dedicated days to Homes, Architecture Archetech - Page 62

Attracting more than 40,000 industry

look at what makes good housing.

and Next Generation The second day focuses on Architecture

professionals from across the whole supply chain each year, Ecobuild is the leading

Ecobuild 2016’s high-level conference

and looks at the changing role of the

exhibition and conference for the UK

is split into three daily streams. The first

architect, the importance of architecture

construction and energy market. It attracts

day’s stream of Homes explores the most

across the built environment, the need for

a broad range of visitors from architects to

pressing, divisive and important decisions

change and some of the most interesting

manufacturers, suppliers to installers.

that the industry must take to deliver

and inspiring architectural projects.

comfortable, sustainable, resilient places

Speakers include Sadie Morgan, Founder

the next generation of skills while Richard

including Architype, Glenn Howells

of dRMM and chair of the HS2 Design

Francis, Prinicipal, The Monomoy Company

Architects, Marks & Spencer, British Land,

Panel, Simon Allford of Sterling Prize

will deliver a speech entitled ‘What’s good

Jones Lang LaSalle, BRE, ICE, Zero Carbon

winners AHMM, Xavier de Kestelier of

for the next generation of buildings?’

Hub and Willmott Dixon Energy Services.

essayist and film-maker, Jonathan Meades.

Ecobuild’s essential educational offering

Reflecting the construction industry,

The Next Generation day looks to the

Ecobuild 2016 will also feature six

that it continues to provide relevant,

future: how smart technology, changing

CPD-accredited learning hubs;

dynamic content and create opportunities

demographics and wellness will drive

Building Performance, Design, Energy,

to make new connections.

design and construction in the future

#BuildCircular, Infrastructure Revolution

as well as how to address the skills gap

and Digital Building. A highly-provoking

Visitors will find a wealth of specialist

and attract young talent to the industry.

seminar programme, it will provide visitors

support and solutions – and much more

Ecobuild’s most exploratory, provocative

and exhibitors with the know-how to do

besides – at Ecobuild 2016.

and inspiring day – it is a must for all those

their jobs better and the business case to

with an interest in ‘what’s next’.

help them make more informed decisions

Ecobuild 2016 is co-located with Resource,

to address these challenges.

the leading resource efficiency event, from

Foster & Partners, and writer, journalist, Ecobuild is constantly evolving; ensuring

8th to 10th March at London’s ExCeL. For

Among the speakers, David Hancock, Head of Construction, UK Cabinet Office will talk

The programme will be delivered by

more information please visit

about how to inspire talent and nurture

industry leading figures and organisations

Zamora Offices / Alberto Campo Baeza In collaboration with Pablo Fernández Lorenzo, Pablo Redondo Díez, Alfonso González Gaisán and Francisco Blanco Velasco.

Facing the cathedral and following the

Within the stone box is a box entirely

Mies was looking for in his Friedrichstrasse

outline of the former convent’s kitchen

made of glass - like a greenhouse. This has

tower. The trihedron built with air, a

garden, we erected a strong stone wall box

a double façade, similar to a Trombe wall.

true Glass Corner. The glass is engraved

open to the sky.

The external skin of the facade is made of

with in acid:

glass, with each single sheet measuring Its walls and floors are entirely made of

600x300x1,2 and all joined together


stone, made with the very same stone as

simply with structural silicone and hardly


the Cathedral. A real Hortus Conclusus. In

anything else - as if entirely made of air.

the corner facing the cathedral there is a

The stone box made from Memory. With

massive stone measuring 250x150x50, a

The trihedral upper angles of the box

its Cornerstone deeply rooted in the soil.

veritable Cornerstone. Chiselled on that

are made completely with glass, thus

The glass box made for the Future. With


even further accentuating the effect of

its Glass Corner blending into the sky.


transparency. This was precisely what

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NEWFLOOR Company was founded in the 80’s by the owner Mr. Umberto Matterazzo after many years of professional experience in the raised floor business. Since its beginning, NEWFLOOR has been the partner of important national brands specializing in the manufacturing of hard stones, more precisely ceramic tiles. Strong in this experience, in 2003 NEWFLOOR started to sell its products on both domestic and foreign markets under its own Brand name.

This marketing strategy captured the attention of architects and interior designers looking for prestigious and customized products that were capable of satisfying customers’ technical and aesthetic needs: at that point NEWFLOOR’s production capacity went from 50,000 m2 to more than 300,000m2 per year. NEWFLOOR furthered its growth by developing new products, including a new, patented dry self-laying ceramic system called FREEFLOOR, which was a key step in expanding into the retail sector.


BIRMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY. Birmingham, United Kingdom. 600x1200 mm panel 7.000 m² Core: th. 34 mm high density calcium sulphate 1.500 kg/m³. Top covering: Mirage ceramic porcelain, collection, white color.

Levato Mono porcelain paver system has recently been installed on the new roof terrace at Bristol Airport East Terminal extension. Circa 400m2 of the system was specified in order to conquer a number of challenges; covering EPDM membrane laid with multiple falls; to hide services and drainage gulleys but still have accessibility for future maintenance; cutting around the numerous stainless steel posts and glazed partition with accuracy for the shroud detail. The finish the Architect specified was Teknotimber Dark oak – offering the Client an attractive, flexible and well designed raised flooring solution and with incredible technical properties; R11 slip rating; lightweight at just 45kgs per m2; Non porous surface and 1000kgs loading per 600x600x20mm paver to name but a few of the benefits. Our Self-levelling head / height adjustable pedestals were used on this project to facilitate a speedy installation and enabling the installers to adjust the pedestal heights to millimetre accuracy, thus creating a perfectly level deck. Available in 40+ colours and finishes in both ultra-realistic timber and stone effect, by combining 3D printing

and mould making technology to reproduce identical copies of natural materials and with up to 30 prints available for each paver range. Once laid, the eye is unable to discern any replicated pattern allowing for a completely natural looking surface. Recently specified for external dining areas at London Zoo, LIDL HQ Northfleet and the new Portico Terrace at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - where Levato Mono sandstone effect paver ranges were considered so similar to natural sandstone material that is was sanctioned for use on a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. Used in conjunction with height adjustable fixed head or self- levelling pedestals or fixed height paver support pads, the Levato Mono system makes it possible to create perfectly level surfaces over uneven sub-surfaces. Ideal for installation over all waterproof membranes our support systems cover height ranges from 9mm to 550mm and incorporate a patented selflevelling slope correction facility with the convenience of height adjustment after the pavers are installed.

Levato Mono porcelain paver system benefits at a glance… •

.‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes.

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.Lightweight – 45kgs per m2.

.High load bearing and impact resistance.

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LEVATO MONO porcelain paver system The Levato Mono porcelain paver system is the pinnacle of external raised flooring technology; enabling the specification of lightweight, slip resistant and attractive raised flooring solutions, combining incredible technical properties with uncompromising aesthetics; making them the ideal choice for commercial and domestic use alike.

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• Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial & residential use

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Here’s what’s NEW for 2016

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The Capers RT+Q Architects

The Capers is a mixed residential development comprising two 36-storey towers and two 5-storey blocks of residential apartments, rising from the piano nobile of a landscaped carparking podium. It is located amidst the suburban sprawl of Sentul, 5 km north of the Kuala Lumpur city-centre. It occupies 4.3 acres amongst various other land-parcels within the larger Sentul Masterplan. It is developed by YTL LAND under the leadership of Dato Yeoh Seok Kian -mastermind, risk-taker and visionary.

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THE AESTHETIC IDEA The search for architectural form began from an interpretation of the site: its flat terrain and geography, and its rugged landscape of greenery and parks. The organic form of the towers drew inspiration from the soft billowing 'lalang grass' and weeds that grow wild in the area. The meandering and free form of The Capers complement, in a counterintuitive manner, the shapes and rigorous geometry of the other tower blocks of Sentul, developed previously by YTL. While The Capers is a 'relative' amongst other YTL residential developments in Sentul (like The Tamarind, The Saffron etc), its playful semantics and naughty aesthetics can also be enjoyed literally as a caper -- a prank -- amidst the austere urban conditions of

Sentul. Since the emergence of its form, it has garnered nicknames like 'the crooked building', 'the up-ended battleship', 'the kris', and 'the bengkok building' amongst taxi drivers, inquisitive passers-by and curious onlookers. THE PROGRAMMATIC AND URBAN DEMANDS The vision was to create a new designed urban environment to stimulate urban revival and to provide about 500 units of mid-cost housing in Sentul. Conceived as part of a larger masterplan of buildings, bridges, parks, gardens and railroad corridors, The Capers is the high-rise residential counterpoint (in form and in usage) to a series of adjacent low-rise office and commercial blocks.

The structural design is predominantly an interlocking series of reinforced concrete vertical shear walls and horizontal flat slabs. This rudimentary economy of its structure belies the challenges encountered, subsequently, on site. For instance, the jagged form of the towers prevent normal methods of hoisting, delivery and installation. Common construction methods were rethought and improvised. Materials like aluminium panelling and steel edge-detailing were deployed as a leitmotif to express a fresh aesthetic to the prevailing multicolour and plaster-andpaint Sentul experience. Details of metallic fins and edges were also incorporated to preserve proportions and geometry of the design. Photos Courtesy of RT+Q Architects

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The residential units consist of flats, maisonettes, penthouses, bridge units and townhouses designed around a forum of landscaping, greenery, water-features, swimming pools, pavilions and amenities like function rooms, gymnasiums, prayer rooms, childcare centres, playgrounds and laundromats; in essence, it is a vital microcosm of a larger and mature urban context. The towers are oriented with views towards Batu Caves (the region’s tourist attraction of limestone cave temples) to the north and the Petronas Twin Towers (until recently the world’s tallest buildings) to the south.

THE STRUCTURAL AND CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGE The construction is borne out of a series of modest building methods, materials and structural design. For instance, the twists and turns of the building form is a result of simple laws of physics: as the floor-slabs are 'pushed out' every floor to sculpt the slanted profile of the tower, the building 'knows when to turn back' as gravity looms and common-sense prevails.

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MHS Radiators has added the modern and elegant Tratto to its collection of radiators and towel rails. This graceful and flowing heat emitter makes an immediate and striking impression, thanks to its vibrant and fluid three-dimensional design. Utilising seductive curves and stunning optional LED side strips, the Tratto creates a warming halo effect, becoming the centrepiece of a modern bathroom. Made from steel, not only is Tratto an artistic focal point for a room, its unique angular structure also provides a functional shelf for towels. The radiator offers outputs up to 887 Watts, can operate up to 4-bar and is finished in a variety of

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Innovative new heat pump matches new-build hot water requirements Mitsubishi Electric has launched a new 4kW Ecodan air source heat pump designed specifically to tackle the needs of new-build homes, with a system that matches the hot water requirements, whilst still meeting the lower heating demand of today’s well insulated properties.

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New homes built today differ from previous ones because the requirement for hot water is likely to exceed the demand for heating for the first time. A reduction in fabric U-values and thermal bridging has reduced the energy requirements for heating and also allows for smaller plant.

“What is needed is a new way of delivering energy efficient heating and hot water”, explains Jordan Jeewood, Ecodan technical expert for the company. “We have engineered the Ecodan QUHZ monobloc system to meet this need by providing exceptionally high efficiency in the production of hot water, along with renewable space heating for the home”. The Ecodan QUHZ unit is MCS-Approved and straightforward to install, delivering water at 70ºC to a packaged 200 litre thermal store. From this thermal store, mains water is heated directly up to 65ºC via Mitsubishi Electric’s unique plate heat exchanger, meaning the homeowner receives hot water on demand.

“This model uses CO2 as a refrigerant to ensure a large delta T between the flow and return temperatures to and from the outdoor unit”, adds Jeewood. “This delivers the high levels of efficiency that enable the system to meet the high hot water, low heating requirements of today’s new-build properties”. The fundamental design, application and control of the Ecodan QUHZ is exactly the same as the rest of the range with advanced control logic within the thermal store allowing the system to deliver the high efficiency levels that the market has come to expect from the Ecodan brand.

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Surface Design Show is the only event in the UK that focuses solely on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative and exciting materials with a specifying audience of architects and designers. Returning to London’s Business Design Centre between 9-11 February, the 2016 show will be the largest and most exciting show occupying both the ground floor and all of the mezzanine level for the first time. 2015 saw 5,586 professional and trade visitors, an unprecedented increase of 49% on the previous year. 80% of the audience came from architectural, interior design, lighting design or multi design practices with 5% of these visiting from abroad. ‘The overwhelmingly positive comments from exhibitors at Surface Design Show 2015 along with the huge increase in visitor numbers has led us to extend the show and

introduce some new and exciting categories and events. Surface Design Show 2016 looks set to be our biggest and best to date�. Event Director Christopher Newton Since its inception in 2005 the show has become the destination for industry people to see, touch and explore the latest materials for the built environment, gain new insights and network with likeminded designers, architects and suppliers. In 2016 there will be over 150 exhibitors and with less than 5 months to go sales for the show are running 30% ahead of this time last year. Already confirmed are RAK Ceramics, James Latham, Grestec Tiles and Concreate all of whom are returning from last year. New exhibitors for 2016 include Velstone, Soundtect, Lumiscopic, Green Interiors and Bokart.

Surface Design Show 2016 will be full of new ideas and firm favourites, refreshed to provide our specifying audience with a unique visiting experience. The packed programme of events and entertainment will include the Preview Evening Live Debate and the ever popular PechaKucha Evening - an informal and fun presentation of inspirational slides. Future Thinking is Surface Design Show’s annual look at the future of materials, highlighting colours, topics and surface trends for 2017, new for 2016 will be

Surface Spotlight Live curated by Sally Angharad. The two sector spotlights highlighted will be Health + Wellbeing and Retail Design featuring materials that make a significant contribution to both areas. New for 2016 is Stone Gallery which has been introduced to reflect the importance of the rapidly growing stone market in the UK. Hosted on the mezzanine level, the gallery will focus on natural stone from across the world.

First introduced to Surface Design Show in 2014 Light School has established itself as the UK’s main event for architectural lighting. Light School is presented by Light Collective and supported by the Institution of Lighting Professionals and consists of three parts: The School Room, Product School and the School Newspaper sponsored by Xicato. The School Room, sponsored by iGuzzini will provide architects and designers with education and knowledge about lighting design and lighting products.

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Recently Finaspan had contact with Tecnibo, a big fitting company in Belgium and Luxemburg: they were put in front of a challenge as they had to realize a project, containing about 3000 m² of veneered board under a tight deadline for a lawyer’s practice. Move in of the lawyer’s practice would be organized within the 4 months in a completely refurnished office. No delays would be accepted. Challenges were: • Find the veneer quality that would please the end-customer • Define the stain appropriate to the project: something contemporary but as well timeless, reflecting a peaceful harmony. • Organize boards & veneer sheets per groups as how they will be placed in the interior: veneer sheets used for the doors had to follow the veneered boards used for the furniture and cladding

Rapidly, it appeared that the best option, for the fitter and for the end-customer, would lie in Finaspan pre-finished products: the Aranya Oak Smoke boards. Besides its easiness to be used, the environmentally friendly aspect of the Aranya seduced the architect and enduser: core board & glue are formaldehyde free and lacquer has no solvent emission. Joiner would save time in the finishing of the boards: the veneered boards are stained and lacquered with a UV lacquer, allowing the joiner to put his focus on the realization of the project. Interior fitter was also delighted with the protective foil applied on the boards: he was able to cut, drill, plain and grove without worrying about scratches made on the surface of the boards. As the protection stayed until final delivery, there were no unpleasant surprises by delivery of the work.

Aranya is a range of Oak and Walnut veneered panels on MDF core for interior application. All patterns consist of selected A grade veneers which are then colour washed and lacquered with a five coat UV lacquer system to create a range of six Oak patterns and a single Walnut pattern. The panels are protected against damage during handling by the addition of a peel off protective film to the surfaces. And finally, the product ticks all environmental boxes in terms of materials and formaldehyde emissions; an important element for today’s society. Ideal for use in high end commercial, leisure and residential applications, the product is now available through our newly appointed sole distributor in the UK, Decor Solutions of Thurrock – T 01708 866177

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hile the Swinging Sixties might be better known for the developments in the music and fashion industries, it also impacted on the thriving art scene. It was in the midst of this cultural revolution that Sladmore Contemporary was established at 32 Bruton Place in 1965. Situated just off Berkeley Square, the gallery has been exhibiting contemporary and modern sculpture for over 50 years. Originally established as a gallery of ‘Animaliers’ sculpture, selling bronze sculpture by well-known sculptors of the 19th and 20th century, they now represent a much wider range of artists, including ceramists, multimedia assemblage artists, stone carvers and medallists. Though they represent a broader range of subjects, it continues to specialises in sculpture that draws inspiration from the natural world, from Nic Fiddian-Green’s monumental, aged bronze horse heads, popular landmarks the world over, to Mark Coreth’s highly textured animals in action. Their fixation is with the impact of 3D objects and the power of making. Their first floor gallery is a veritable cabinet of wonders, holding a continuous, varied display of work, while the ground floor hosts their regular one-man exhibitions. The stable includes more than 20 contemporary artists including Nick Bibby, Sophie Dickens, Roger Law, Rupert Merton, Kensuke Fujiyoshi and Rose Corcoran. However, for those who are looking for something with a longer

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With views over Chelsea Physic Garden, the Thames, Battersea Park, and with the Shard, the London Eye and Wembley Stadium in the distance you are spoilt with the best aspect we have seen in Chelsea. The penthouse is a new build property with direct lift access. It benefits from comfort cooling throughout, the best sound proofing, and the most up-to-date Control 4 AV system with an in-built music system. A contemporary finish is combined with some beautiful Art Deco features to tie into the nature of the building. The open plan living room and kitchen with large dining area and eat-at-bar area creates a wonderful atmosphere within this stunning setting. There are three good sized bedrooms, two with small balconies and one currently used as a study. There is a separate shower room/guest WC, laundry room and cloakroom. Included with the penthouse is a perfectly formed one bedroom apartment in the building on the second floor facing the communal garden to the rear. This apartment combines with the package to make an incredibly convenient and flexible living space. The owner could use this as a staff apartment, guest suite, home office, teenager at or rental investment.

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Associated Designers Ltd (ADL) is an established, multi-disciplined company incorporating all levels of interior design relating to five star hospitality, commercial and residential sectors Over the past thirty years, MD Christine Low, has encompassed a wide variety of prestigious projects - as a specialist consultant and through her own company. These projects have been progressed through all stages of design and development in destinations such as Cyprus, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, Europe and UK. Our specialist team can provide the Client with a full range of domestic or commercial architectural and Interior design services from inception

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A DESIGNER’S HAVEN AT JANUARY FURNITURE SHOW Carpets, Ball & Young, Brockway, Cavalier Carpets, Edel Telenzo, Forbo Flooring, Furlong Flooring, Interfloor, Kenton Floors, Mastercraft Rugs, Trinity Creations, Victoria Carpets and Westex. Said Mike Symonds of SMG: “We’re pleased to be part of the 2016 show, offering visitors the chance to see a number of flooring companies in a specially designed branded area. The January Furniture Show team have made exhibiting at its show seamless, therefore creating a simple, more inclusive event.” The Fabric Pavilion will see renowned exhibitors such as The Isle Mill, Barker & Barker, Titley & Marr, Baker & Grey, Swaffer, Essente and Kobe. The 2016 show will mark the 26th consecutive year that a trade furniture show has been held at the NEC, Birmingham, making the event one of the most established in the industry. It is set to remain the biggest furniture event in the UK next year.

Designers heading to the 2016 January Furniture Show (24-27 January, Birmingham NEC) will find a world of inspiration under one roof with the new fabric and flooring features joining the wealth of top name furniture and furnishing brands. The all new Fabric Pavilion and Flooring Showcase have been added to the industry’s biggest annual trade event to create a one-stop shop of the latest furniture and furnishings for designers, buyers and specifiers.

Said event co-director, Theresa Raymond: “The January Furniture Show offers an unmatched opportunity to view

Over 450 major names will be exhibiting such as Parker Knoll, Lebus, Ultra Furniture, VIDA, Serene Furnishings, TCS, Rauch, Nolte Mobel, Tetrad, Alstons, Sherborne, Buoyant Upholstery, Baker Furniture, Gallery Direct, Blue Bone, Duresta, Willis & Gambier and Stone the Crows. The show expects to attract over 16,000 buyers including retailers, contract buyers, interior designers, architects and developers. The Flooring Showcase has been launched in partnership with buying group SMG and is now full with over 20 companies exhibiting. Designers will get to see big names including Abingdon Flooring, Associated Weavers, Axminster

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Organisers are ramping up for a bigger and better show following the success of 2015’s event. Responding to feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the 2016 show will run over four days with a Sunday opening and span Halls 1 to 5.

the latest collections from anyone who is anyone in furnishings. The new flooring and fabric areas will expand the furnishings offer making it easier for designers to view and gain all the information they need in one go.”

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With a classic yet contemporary style Gillian can transform a room no matter what the budget.

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INTRODUCING PLAZA – KI’s NEW FUNCTIONAL, ELEGANT ONE-PIECE POLYPROPYLENE CHAIR KI have launched the Plaza, an elegant, low maintenance one-piece polypropylene chair ideal for indoor and outdoor café & dining areas, libraries and multifunctional spaces. Clean and contemporary, Plaza offers a streamlined, simplified design without unnecessary lines or visual segmentations. This lightweight stack chair features a curved shell for user comfort and is both durable and versatile for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications. Moulded from high impact resistant polypropylene with UV protection for outdoor use, Plaza is as strong as it is durable, passing all applicable BIFMA tests for general seating. Easy to clean and 100% recyclable, these chairs are light and stackable to 8 on the floor and 16 high on its optional transport dolly.

Plaza is available in a range of five colours including two shades of grey and brighter shades of green, orange and blue - each named after famous squares in London, New York, Paris, Rome and Madrid. KI Europe is a local manufacturer of high quality furniture for workplaces and educational institutions. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe is headquartered in London and is part of one of the world's largest independent furniture manufacturing groups, KI (Krueger International, Inc.). Please visit the KI Europe website at or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.

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*In Slovenia and the highest peak of the Julian Alps. The mountain is the preeminent symbol of the Slovene Nation. It is the centerpiece of the Triglav National Park, Slovenia's only national park.

Architects: OFIS Architects, AKT II, Harvard GSD Students Location: Skuta, 4206 Zgornje Jezersko, Slovenia Architects in Charge: Rok Oman, OFIS architects; Spela Videcnik, OFIS architects Harvard GSD Student Design Team: Frederick Kim, Katie MacDonald, Erin Pellegrino OFIS Architects Project Team: Andrej Gregoric. Janez Martincic. Maria Della Mea, Vincenzo Roma, Andrea Capretti, Jade Manbodh, Sam Eadington Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Anze Cokl, Courtesy of OFIS Architects, Andrej Gregoric, Janez Martincic Client: PD Ljubljana Matica

The project developed from an architectural design studio at the Harvard Graduate School of Design led by Rok Oman and Spela Videcnik from OFIS. In fall 2014, studios of thirteen students were facing the challenges of designing an innovative yet practical shelter to meet the needs of the extreme alpine climate. Inspired by the vernacular architecture of Slovenia with its rich and diverse architectural heritage, the

students produced twelve proposals meeting various site conditions, material considerations, and programmatic concerns were produced and catalogued. The extreme climatic conditions in the mountains introduce a design challenge for architects, engineers and designers. Within a context of extreme risk to environ­mental forces, it is important

to design buildings that can withstand extreme weather, radical temperature shifts, and rugged terrain. Responding to envi­ronmental conditions is not only a protective measure, but also translates into a matter of immediate life safety. The harsh conditions of wind, snow, landslides, terrain, and weather require a response of specific architectural forms and conceptual designs.

120 years after the installation of Aljaz Tower in August of 1985 on Triglav*, this new shelter was placed below Mountain Skuta in Kamnik Alps. It is replacing a 50 year old bivouac that had previously been on the site. The bivouac is an object that represents a basic human necessity, a shelter. It is a symbol of refuge. The outer form and choice of materials were chosen to respond the extreme mountain conditions, and also provide views to the greater landscape. Its position within the wilderness requires respect for natural resources, therefore must meet the ground in a light and firm manner to ensure the shelter is strongly anchored while having a minimal impact on the ground. In addition, the outer shell needed to be realised with a highly resistant material and in collaboration with Rieder thin glass fibre öko skin concrete elements  were able to meet all the requirements of aesthetics, material quality and the challenge of being able to withstand especially rigorous weather conditions. The design of the interior dictates modesty, totally subordinate to the function of the shelter providing accommodation for up to eight mountaineers. Informed by traditional alpine architecture, building elements, materials, structure and form, the design scheme by students Frederick Kim, Katie MacDonald and Erin Pellegrino was selected. After conclusion of the academic semester, OFIS architects and structural engineers  AKT ll continued to and develop and adapt the form to the given site, responding to further input from the mountaineers, Anze Cokl, Milan Sorc and other engineers and lead the project throughout the realization planning phase. The design consists of three modules, in part to allow for transport and also to programmatically divide the space. The first is dedicated to the entrance, storage and a small space for the preparation of food. The second one provides space for both, sleeping and socializing while the third features a bunk sleeping area. Windows at both ends offer beautiful panoramic views of the valley and Skuta Mountain.  Due to the nature of the installation process, the shelter was designed as a series of modules so that it could be brought to the mountain in parts. The entire prototype was constructed off-site in the workshop. The modules were planned as a series of robust frames, which would then be braced together onsite providing a manageable installation and a less invasive foundation. In order to keep the mountain site as undisturbed as possible, the modules are fastened onto strategically placed pin connections, which also act as the foundation on the site. The glass is a triple pane system that has been calculated to withstand to the projected strong wind and snow loads. Installation of the bivouac was carried out by PD Ljubljana Matica under the direction of Matevz Jerman, helicopter transport while the Slovenian Armed Forces and a team of Mountain Rescue Service - station Ljubljana. The whole transportation and installation process was carried out in one day.

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Although the scale of the bivouac is small, the project required a lot of effort and planning from over sixty participants who were mostly volunteers and sponsors. All would agree that, despite the small size, it was no less demanding than any large building project. However, all of the effort and planning for this small scale project is meant to keep the memory, spirit and culture of the mountains as a special place for Slovenians. The hope is that the bivouac will serve as a shelter for all of the climbers who need it, and that through their care and attention the bivouac will continue to do so for many years.



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Regarded as the UKs No. 1 Landscaping Timber range, Unilog Pro from M&M Timber has long been synonymous with versatility and longevity and has set the standard by which others follow. Treated to BS 8417 for Use Class 4, 'Unilog Pro15' offers a genuine 15 years’ service life in permanent ground contact conditions and 'Unilog Pro 30' as it name suggests, offers impressive 30 year service life. Available in a range of sizes and options to suit a wide variety of uses, Unilog Pro's carefully selected timbers are all kiln dried and pressure treated using the latest Tanalith E preservative technology.

Unilog Pro timbers have been specified for some of the most prestigious and adventurous landscaping projects undertaken in the UK. Perfect for a wide range of landscaping applications such as earth retaining walls, raised flower beds, perimeter and garden fencing in a variety of venues including theme and leisure parks. Unilog Pro is widely used in the construction of children’s playground and amenity areas. For more information, contact M&M Timber on 01299 832611 or see website at

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NL*A Reveals Plans for Open-Concept Green Office Building in France Nicolas Laisné Associés (NL*A Paris) has revealed the plans for its new Offices With Terraces, an office building in Nice, France, which aims to set new standards for bioclimatic work environments. The building’s layout revolves around the idea of flexible workspaces, integrating landscape into the building as an eco-conscious approach. The organization of the building has been reversed, with the circulation passages— typically at the center—moved to the façades to free up central space. Each of the façades is adapted to offer shelter from the sun, additionally acting as an interface between the outside and inside to provide indoor climate control.

Overall, the structure embodies a high level of environmental consciousness, as it will be certified BREEAM Very Good within the “EcoCités” label, and it “adheres to the environmental recommendations presented in the Reference Framework for the CRQE (environmental quality for development and construction) set out by the EPA," write the architects. The project is a part of the Nice Méridia technopole development, and will contain 6,400 square meters of office space and 600 square meters of shopping floor space. The building is expected to open by 2018.

“This new office building concept draws inspiration from the Mediterranean climate and local lifestyles so as to set the tone for a new quality of life at work. The office becomes a meeting place, a forum with a collegial atmosphere; it lends itself to more collaborative ways of working.” - Christian Tordo President of the éco-Vallée EPA board

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connecDIM combines cost efficiency and user-friendly design with decentralised light monitoring and control options. It enables lighting to be monitored at any time, from anywhere and allows employees to adjust lighting to suit their needs via PC or smartphone app. Both the intensity and light colour can be adjusted to match the activity and its offers automated emergency lighting test functions. Building operators and facility managers benefit from the central monitoring functions and receive an overview of the devices, can see any lamp or hardware faults and view dimming values at a glance. It's also possible to manage energy consumption without being on site. Please contact, Tel: 01256 374319

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Sovereign速 EcoBlade is a superb range of high performance LED uplighters designed around the very latest in LED technology. Available in a range of standard sizes with LED efficiency up to 130 lm/W making these high quality units ideal for most applications. Designed and manufactured in the UK using high purity extruded aluminium housings with integral thermal management system for optimum performance and longevity. All versions supplied c/w high transmission Microprism diffuser to provide full protection to internal components.

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Lining Systems The importance of Fabrication By R D Mantle FIoR Managing Director of Ampteam Limited Sometimes a spark of clarity will result in a “eureka” or “light bulb” moment and an idea will evolve into a unique product. I don’t know how many people get such moments but it is certainly not uncommon as it is one of the things that makes us Human, our inventiveness! Such was the case many years ago when the idea for the Unifold® hinge was born, only I called it my “beer mat” moment, because at the time I was bending a beer mat and you can probably guess where I was when I was doing it! Since those early days of trials, tests, disappointments and triumphs, Unifold® has become a complete system and this has been achieved through an evolutionary process more by necessity than design, most often encountering a problem on site and returning to the factory and solving it in the workshop, employing fabrication techniques and whatever tests were necessary to prove the solution. Most of the fabricated components which are vital to the Unifold® system were designed in the early years of product development and we had many “light bulb” moments in that process along the way, such as the patented Clip Joint used for difficult and narrow applications. We learned the use of our hinge principle in so many ways to aid the fabrication process and to produce components which would be impossible any other way. From the outset this produced fabricated components fit for purpose and of exemplary quality.

We also realised early on that site working inside a gutter cavity could often be very difficult and to expect site operatives to “cut and carve” and then effectively seal a lining system was too much to ask, so our intention was and has been throughout for us to provide all fabrication, factory manufactured with simple gutter joints so the installation is constant and repetitive and as easy as we can make it. We became a “single product company” concentrating on providing product and service excellence. The system has proven to be entirely versatile with the ability to correctly line almost any existing system whether it is a level gutter or laid to falls. Some of our fabricated components are corners, tees, side boxes, sumps and expansion joints and these are just a few! In fact there are solutions for any circumstances however difficult or complex. For quite some time now we have insisted that anyone who installs Unifold must be trained to install the system. This is to ensure conformity and continuity of the system quality on site. This supports our 25 year comprehensive guarantee that includes the installation as well as quality of materials and manufacture. An industry first in gutter lining applications. It is also without doubt that Unifold® is a technical product which the following photographs clearly demonstrate.

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This first photograph shows part of a fabrication that was probably one of our most complex and certainly one of our largest.

This is a two piece corner detail with an intruding pier section.

And this is the complete fabrication in situ, 18 pieces in total! And five gutters entering a single space! Not easy, and not a common occurrence, but if you are going to “set your stall” to line gutters then the ability to cope with such circumstances is elemental and vital. This photograph shows a sump unit with two coned outlets and demonstrating that each end is a gutter section for ease of installation. Can you imagine attempting the manufacture of this on site?

The message is clear, any lining system must be able to cope with whatever the site conditions dictate and if a 25 year guarantee is offered then this must warranty that the system is going to work, without leaking, for that period of time and beyond. Our quality and fabrication expertise means we are content with our promises.

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RENOLIT ALKORPLAN - leading the way in world-class waterproof roofing membrane technology. The ALKORPLAN portfolio from RENOLIT offers an extensive range of versatile, synthetic, thermoplastic roofing membranes. An ideal alternative to traditional roofing systems, the RENOLIT ALKORPLAN range is suitable for all building types - whether you’re undertaking a new build, adding an extension or simply refurbishing. A hugely versatile solution RENOLIT ALKORPLAN may be installed over an existing failed roofing system providing a reliable lightweight solution. In addition due to its vapour permeability, any water ingress in the old roofing system will diffuse through the new membrane allowing the system to dry over time. The membrane also compliments any existing or subsequent work you may do and offers a smart finished appearance designed to work in tandem with all UPVC accessories. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN as a warm roof system provides thermal performance compliant with the latest building regulations

and its versatility of installation allows it to work across a variety of applications, no matter how challenging or architecturally interesting the roof structure or its pitch (including vertical) may be. Its flexibility allows the membrane to install to all angles and waterproof around any protrusions. Eye-catching design Unlike most roofing products, RENOLIT ALKORPLAN is available in a range of eye-catching colours including stylish greys, traditional coppers, earthy terracotta and shimmering metallic. RENOLIT ALKORDESIGN profiles enhance the visual of the roof to provide the impression of standing seam. Green credentials There is also the option to install RENOLIT’s ALKOBRIGHT high reflectance membrane; a brilliant white product which offers a reduction in thermal gain and improves the efficiency of photo voltaics. With the addition of RENOLIT ALKORSOLAR, this simple carrier system may be fitted for solar elements without the need for additional ballast or perforation of the roof membrane.

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RENOLIT ALKORGREEN is also available to provide a full green roof system. Easy installation and maintenance Due to the efficiency and reliability of synthetic waterproofing, only one membrane layer is needed, which cuts down on installation time and weight. There is no reliance on naked flame for installation and RENOLIT ALKORPLAN roofing membranes are either fastened mechanically, adhesively bonded, or loose

laid and ballasted. All installation is carried out by an approved roofing contractor. Once installed, ongoing maintenance is minimal. RENOLIT ALKORPLAN has a predicted life expectancy in excess of 35 years (BBA approved). To find out more, the ALKORPLAN team at RENOLIT would be delighted to hear from you. With over forty years of experience in creating cutting edge, innovative and industry-beating products you can rely on us whatever your roofing needs. Contact Sheila Bevan on 01670 718283 or e-mail:


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Pioneers of anti-slip stair-nosings Safetytread products are a range of bespoke, premium, high quality anti-slip stair nosings manufactured in the UK. The products are long lasting: made from recycled aluminium profiles and either a ‘carborundum’ or PVC-Composition filler. Safetytread is environmentally friendly and provides a more economical solution than cheaper plastic materials.

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The treads will add excellent slip resistance to any staircase (internal or external); can be tailor-made to fit the exact dimensions of a stair tread and are available in a wide range of colours. Not only do they give an extremely professional finish; they also highlight the importance of the health and safety of staff and customers. We will meet your stair nosing requirements with a tailor-made, bespoke solution, filled in your desired colour. 1 of only 3 companies approved by British telecom Past and present contracts All the major Banks, Embasseys ,Government buildings many churches and listed buildings Nation wide service 20 years experience in this specialized field of security Scaff Security Alarms have been installing Security systems all over the UK for many years. Our expertise of installation and equipment knowledge will ensure your site is fully protected against unwanted intrusion.

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Bespoke Joinery for the luxury home market from Chilfen Joinery Ltd

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Chilfen Joinery are continuing to expand their existing work in the luxury home market. Delivering consistently complex high-end projects, Chilfen utilise quality craftsmanship combined with modern technologies. Their work includes many aspects of custom made bespoke joinery, made to the highest specifications and tolerances. Full project management is provided as a standard service.

Real wood veneer, with its natural grain configuration is loved by all and adds beauty and sophistication to interiors the world over. Sometimes however, mother-nature needs a little help to stretch colour combinations and allow designers to explore new trends and original ideas for interior décor. Now with the new Vicaima stained veneer range all that and more is possible.

Synseal group companies Masterdor Ltd and Sheerframe Ltd have helped Nick Knowles and the BBC DIY SOS team to transform properties in Manchester and create high quality homes suitable for British war veterans and local community residents.

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In BBC1’s two-part special, the DIY SOS team delivered its most ambitious project to date when it agreed to refurbish more than 60 houses in Manchester’s New Street and Canada Street. The programme of building works was undertaken to create an improved, more resident-friendly neighbourhood and included a Walking With The Wounded advice and therapy centre as well as extensive streetscaping work. W: T: +44 (0) 1623 443 200 E:

Typical projects include bespoke panels, designer wardrobes and storage, custom made furniture and seating, kitchens, bathrooms, libraries, studies, cinema rooms and more. W: T: 07774 017 023 E: Follow us on Twitter! @ChilfenJoinery


Available in 6 new and contemporary shades, Vicaima Stained doors combine a high performance stain finish with a real crown cut Ash veneer base. The tonal spectrum in this latest range includes everything from Pastel Cream to Deep Brown offering plenty of choice and is supplied with a lacquered finish to complete the look. W: T: 01793 532333

4 KALLISTO TAKES SERVICE TO ANOTHER LEVEL As spiral staircases go through a renaissance and architects and developers alike identify the benefits in new builds, Kallisto, the pre-cast concrete spiral and helical staircase division of Milbank Concrete Products, offers customers an exclusive full service, tailored to suit the individual needs of domestic and commercial developments. Based at its dedicated production facility in Essex, Kallisto prides itself on working closely with architects, engineers and designers to achieve stunning, durable pre-cast spiral and helical staircase solutions and has been commissioned for installations in some of the most prestigious properties in the UK. W: T: 01787 220 564 E:









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Armstrong Ceilings help transform the multi-storey Parsons Tower

The unique design of the Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM) bollard means it can be installed at an excavation depth of just 1.1 metres, only slightly greater than the height of the actual bollard itself with no loss of protection as it is still strong enough to stop a 7.2 tonne truck travelling at 64 kph (40mph) with zero penetration and continued working afterwards.

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Osmo Gap Sealer is the ideal product for filling, fixing and repairing all types of splits and gaps in both finished and unfinished wood, making it more adaptable and usable at all stages of the wood working process. It can also be used to seal and fill joints in skirting, wood flooring and door thresholds. Manufactured with eco-friendly plastoelastic qualities, its acrylic base forms a permanent water repellent layer after curing. Resistant to air conditions, the sealant is suitable for internal projects only. W: T: 01296 481220 E:

The online community that is setting out to continually improve the working day. The Hultafors Group has always had a close connection with what tradesmen and women are thinking and doing at work – through its tools, workwear and accessory brands – talking to them and working with them to get the job done more effectively, efficiently and to the highest possible standard. Now the relationship is becoming even more tangible through the launch of a new online community – MyCrowdCraft – in which Hultafors is continuing its mission to make sure craftsmen get the most and best out of their workday. Register and share your creative ideas at W: E:

An unparalleled range of acoustic ceiling systems from one manufacturer – Armstrong – has helped transform a 1970s tower of teaching into an “exciting and stimulating learning environment to reflect 21st Century education”. The £13million refurbishment of the 11-storey Parsons Tower which was built in 1973, shortly after the amalgamation of the College of Further Education and Technical College to form Newcastle College, features multiple material ceiling systems in areas ranging from the main canteen through the lecture hall to a bespoke children’s AV space. W: T:0800 371849 E:

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Heald’s new automated crash tested ‘Evo’ bollard is easily operated either manually, electro mechanically or hydraulically. The IWA Evo Bollard is extremely safe for members of the public as the design features no trip or trap hazards.

Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes expert has launched Gap Sealer, an extremely versatile gap filler and sealer for internal wooden floors.








The Greenstock Lamp Company has just published a 120 page colour brochure covering its entire range of LED lighting products, including its U-Connect plug and play system.

Leading UK physical security supplier Securikey has achieved ‘Police Preferred Specification’ status for nine models within its convex safety mirror range, demonstrating that the company has met the high standards set by Secured by Design (SBD), a national Police crime prevention initiative which aims to reduce burglary and other crime types using the principles of good design and appropriate physical security measures.

The comprehensive range of quality products covers many different types of LED lamps, tubes and shatterproof tubes, LED strip and tape all the way through to LED luminaires such as high performance LED flat panels, highbays, floodlights and non-corrosive fittings.

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The simple installation of LED strip and LED tape make them ideal for illumination in the point of sale industry, the sign industry, and also for architectural and interior design specification such as retail, kitchens, bathrooms, and property development. W: T: 0845 2570 444 E:

SBD focuses on crime prevention for homes and commercial premises. Securikey’s status as an approved supplier acknowledges that the company and its products have met the high standards set by SBD, demonstrating an unwavering commitment to quality. W: T: 01252 311888 E:

11 Back to black Kemmlit have introduced a special black edition of their market leading Classic Cell cubicle system. This high performance cubicle features a stunning solid black crystal coat varnish finish which is scratch resistant, easy to clean and maintain. The Classic Cell cubicle system is available in a range of colours and finishes and is part of an extensive range of high performance cubicle and locker systems from Kemmlit who also offer a design, project management and installation service. You can see the Kemmlit range at the Architect@Work exhibition 27/28th January 2016, Olympia, London Stand No 31 W:

12 Ward Off the Worst of Wet, Winter Weather With Snickers A.P.S. ‘Foul Weather’ Jacket Developed and proven in the worst that arctic weather can deliver, Snickers’ ‘Foul Weather’ Winter Jacket provides the best in protection from Snow, Wind and Rain. It’s the ultimate, no compromise Jacket with hi-tech waterproof protection and Snickers’ guaranteed Advanced Protection System functionality that will keep you, dry and working well when the weather’s at its worst. It’s design combines dry and ventilated comfort with freedom of movement and built-in functionality. Plus there’s enhanced protection with a high-vis hood, woven reflective strips and waterproof seams that prevent moisture penetration. W: T: 01484 854788

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Build Earth Live 2016

Clarke Instruments Ltd

Build Earth Live 2016 will challenge teams from across the world to compete against one another to design a Hyperloop station. The Hyperloop is a cutting-edge rail concept that will see the mode of transportation travel at a whopping 700 miles per hour. The original Hyperloop idea was unveiled by Elon Musk in 2013, who said it could take passengers the 380 miles (610km) from LA to San Francisco in 30 minutes half the time it takes a plane.

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Solispost solar powered bollards light the way

Clarke Instruments Ltd for control of access: manufacturers of turnstiles, vehicle barriers, gate automation, electric strikes, solenoid bolts and gate locks: repair and refurbishment services: installers of access control systems. Our aim is to provide our customers with innovative, practical solutions to the control of access without compromising on quality, reliability or durability.

GreenBrook’s new fused connection unit with a countdown timer is ideal for use with all heating, hot water and lighting systems, including LED. With a flexible boost time ranging from 15 minutes to 23 hours; this products is suitable for typical domestic use (immersion heaters, panel heaters, electric towel rails) however offering an additional advantage for Landlords and Facilities Managers looking to control their electricity consumption. There is also an option to password protect the chosen timings so they cannot be overridden.

Fourteen solispost solar powered lighting bollards have been installed at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, East Sussex lighting the pathway from the car park to the main building. The solispost bollards were specified by landscape architects, Enplan as part of improvements to the grounds at Saint Hill.

During the next few months leading up to the competition, teams from around the world will get set to compete for global recognition within the AEC community. So book out 11-15th April from your diary and get your team ready to Build Earth Live. W:

Our premium quality products are all based on the original design concepts of the company founder, Dr Walter Clarke, and are proven to last. They are built by craftsmen at our factory in Salisbury to the highest quality standards (ISO9001) Protecting your assets! W: T: 01722 323451 E:

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Minimal disturbance was caused during installation at the fine 18th century building. Needing no connection to the grid or to a generator, the solar powered solisposts required only the installation of a sub-surface baseplate. Solispost offers a very attractive overall cost of ownership. With no trenching required, supply and installation costs are typically about 25% lower than for conventional bollards. W:

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Jam Space Ltd

Smith’s Space Saver SS80 narrower fit!

NYMAS – Accessibility with Style

Smith’s Fan Convectors has launched a new version of its market-leading Space Saver plinth heater to fit 80mm plinth heights. The new slim-line SS80 kitchen heater from Smith’s is the only plinth heater available in Europe that fits IKEAstyle 80mm plinth heights.

Kemmlit have introduced a special black NYMAS manufactures complete accessible washroom sets, and an extensive range of grab rails, shower seats and washroom accessories to cover the requirements of buyers, specifiers and end users in all sectors of the market.

Fabrics and Wallpapers: Jam Space has its own seasonal fabric and wallpaper collections that are printed in the UK, featuring a range of prints - stripes, chevron, florals and geometric symbols. Both wall coverings and fabrics are offered in palettes ranging from monochromes and neutral shades, to a unique and rich infusion of colours. Colours can also be manipulated to match a scheme.

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Glass lighting: Offering exclusive, cool, handmade ceiling and table lamps Jam Space not only provides a stunning focal point but can also be custom-matched from a palette of 23 colours Furniture: Relaxing, unique handcrafted sofas, armchairs, dining and coffee tables, sideboards, and mirrors reflect intricate detailing. Full furniture packages can be tailored for designers, customised to suit their interiors. W:

In the first of a number of innovations for the product, Smith’s has designed a new Space Saver hydronic plinth heater to fit much narrower plinths found in kitchen designs popular from Scandinavia and Germany. Like its taller counterparts, installing the Space Saver SS80 frees up wall space for extra wall surfaces and more storage or desirable kitchen appliances, instead of home owners having to make do with a panel radiator. W: T: 01245 324900 E:


NymaCARE – Safe, durable and attractive; formulated specifically for high use public environments. NymaGUARD – An exclusive range of ant-bacterial washroom fittings and accessories. NymaSTYLE – Designed for hotels, private homes and health establishments where that aura of wellbeing is so important. W: T: 01642 717762

20 HIND RABII Since 1997, HIND RABII has dedicated her efforts to creating lighting that explores the relationship between technology and authentic materials. With an open, unbiased mind, RABII has carved wood, bent copper wire, stretched textiles and forged steel to create the most innovative sources of light available. With an industrial engineering degree it was HIND RABII’S technical expertise, combined with creativity that guided her simple aim: to offer Beligan-made lighting options that represent her high standard of excellence with a refined touch of luxury. HIND RABII speaks to you, whether you are an architect, interior designer, artist, theater director or lighting connoisseur, so that together, you can go beyond the technical to arrive at the essential: EMOTION. W:

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Living Daylight Ltd


JIS Europe Ltd

Living Daylight Ltd are specialist designers, manufacturers and installers of traditionally designed and classically styled roof lanterns, rooflights and orangery roofs.

TurnPost was launched from a desire to create luxury beds and furniture to ful l the increasing demand for British design and craftsmanship. The brand name re ects the four poster beds at the very heart of our company; made from sustainable solid Ash, each ‘Turn post’ is created by skilled craftsmen.

JIS Europe Ltd is the United Kingdom’s leading supplier of stainless steel towel rails. Stainless steel is the ethical, durable choice and increasingly developers are turning to this in order to further enhance the ecological impact of their developments.

Perforated sheets from RMIG depict a new Golden age for Bang & Olufsen

Whatever your project - traditional, contemporary, conservation, commercial or domestic - our combination of innovative bespoke products, experienced design staff and dedicated engineering facilities add new and exciting dimensions for both traditional and contemporary design.

Visit our extensive website to view our capabilities and the work we’ve done for our clients. W:

Our sizing options mean we can supply towel rails for the most awkwardly small spaces to the vast and luxurious.

Precision perforated panels from RMIG have helped to create a unique, showstopping facade for Bang & Olufsen’s (B&O) new flagship store in Herning, Denmark. This new building reflects the audio-visual giant’s new design concept for its stores.

Our luxury mattresses are made using traditional skills, filled with the nest natural materials and finished with hand stitching and hand tufting.

Available in both satin and polished finish and in 3 formats across the range: electric only, dual fuel and central heating.

The B&O store project was handled under RMIG’s dedicated architectural and construction sector support programme, City Emotion, which assists architects and contractors in realising their urban design concepts and converting them into real solutions for buildings.

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Bring natural daylight into the heart of your room with our beautifully designed, glazed roof products and brighten the space where you live, socialise and work.

TurnPost’s luxury wooden beds come in a set of beautiful nishes, which further enhance the textures and grain of the wonderful hardwood. TurnPost also has a stylish selection of upholstered beds covered in the nest British made wools. Each luxury bed is made to order and we also provide a bespoke design and manufacture service.

Utilised in exclusive developments throughout the capital and beyond, we offer a 25 year guarantee, vast stockholdings in order to provide a 24 hour turnaround service and renowned customer service.

A combination of perforated TECU® Gold panels mounted on LED lights and large glass areas create a sensational building

Contemporary Buildings with Timber

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Enthusiasm for architecture and engineering in timber is growing rapidly among a new generation of architects and designers. The reasons for the success of timber in construction today lie with the technological advances of timber and construction research:

design; all of which have been proven to be unfounded. Today we are able to build virtually any kind of timber building (a 24 story timber building is going up in Vienna in autumn 2015) with the same fire resistance as traditional builds and with good sound insulation.

Stommel Haus has pioneered healthy and contemporary timber construction in Germany. Franz Stommel, founder of the company over 50 years ago, was already building houses with untreated timber in the late 60’s when chemical wood protection was still mandatory in Germany. The development of a sandwich wall with a solid timber frame at its center enables Stommel Haus to build contemporary architecture; the advance in production techniques and logistics allows Stommel Haus to pre-fabricate bespoke homes and to assemble them on site, to be wind- and watertight typically within one week.

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Timber is a sustainable renewable material with a very positive CO2 balance. Timber has excellent thermal and antibacterial properties Timber is diffusion open and provides the means to build homes with excellent interior climate without the need for mechanical ventilation. At the same time, well-constructed timber buildings achieve very high air-tightness values – a Stommel house for instance typically reaches ≤1 m³/ (h*m²) at 50 Pa. Major progress in timber research and the application of the results in industry standards (such as DIN 68800) enable durable construction without the need for the chemical treatment of the timber.

Contemporary timber construction competes with other materials in terms of cost and has additional significant benefits such as the beauty and health aspects of the material, the fact that timber buildings can be manufactured off-site and the connection with the craftsmanship that is applied to design and build timber houses. Some architects, builders, administrative bodies, financial institutions and insurers still have persistent reservations about building in timber mainly caused by the perceived greater risk of fire, sound insulation and limitations of

There are virtually no limits in design, from traditional to modern, Arts-and-Crafts Style to Bauhaus architecture – all of the homes have excellent energy efficiency, air-tightness, compliance with industry standards and Building Regulations and there are no problems obtaining mortgages or insurance. No matter what the design of the house, the Stommel Haus principles in construction, production and assembly are always the same which enables the company to provide high quality homes over and over again. If you are interested in using high tech timber construction for your project, visit us at or write to

Archetech - Issue 22 2016  
Archetech - Issue 22 2016